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Wheelie good effort as charity boss aims for £10k on unicycle


Jonathan Whalley in Banbridge yesterday

Jonathan Whalley in Banbridge yesterday

Jonathan Whalley in Banbridge yesterday

A charity boss has reached Northern Ireland on an electric unicycle as part of an epic 1,000-mile journey across the UK and Ireland.

Barnardo's director Jonathan Whalley  will start the next leg of his journey in Stranraer today.

The 13-day adventure will see him cross the British Isles on a battery-powered unicycle and will see him visit Barnardo's services and shops along the way. He left from Gloucester last week, along with Ian Sampson from Speedy Feet, the firm which supplied the unicycles.

The pair got the ferry to Rosslare, stopping in Dublin - the birthplace of the charity's founder, Dr Barnardo - before travelling north through Banbridge, Dundrod, Ballyclare and on to Larne, where they will get the ferry to Stranraer. So far, Jonathan's efforts have raised £2,000, but his target is to reach up to £10,000. Donations can be made at justgiving.com/fundraising/onewheel-oneway.

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