250,000 golf club swiping challenge gets underway towards Canary Wharf
- Credit: David Sullivan
David Sullivan is "driving" towards Canary Wharf from John O’Groats for a two-day pit stop on his mammoth 10-week charity challenge to Land’s End.
But he’s not driving a car — just a golf club and ball.
The former Armed Forces skiing trainer is currently in the Midlands, but is expecting to reach Canary Wharf on July 18 and 19.
He is walking 1,000 miles and making 250,000 golf shots for the British Heart Foundation to place more life-saving defibrillators around the country and train people how to use them.
David was faced with a life-or-death situation when a young man had a heart attack in front of him. He knew what to do and gave CPR for 17 minutes until the man could be treated with a defibrillator.
You may also want to watch:
"It makes you realise how precious life is when that happens in front of you,” the 58-year-old recalled. “It’s important to know what to do — now it’s my mission to create an army of life-savers all over the country.”
David, whose target is £60,000, began “the world’s longest golf hole” challenge on June 11.
- 1 Midfielder Ouss Cisse confirms Leyton Orient departure
- 2 Tower Hamlets stages Covid jab festival
- 3 Man stabbed outside West India Quay DLR station
- 4 Tyrese Omotoye impresses on O's trial as Ouss Cisse looks set to depart
- 5 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- 6 Campaigners taking on town hall to keep Isle of Dogs youth club open
- 7 Campaigners oppose plans to change voting system for Tower Hamlets mayor
- 8 From Shoreditch to Las Vegas: New bingo hall for Hackney
- 9 Vigil for June Harvey one year on from Bow crane tragedy
- 10 'Vexatious charges': MP turns on accusers after acquittal in fraud trial