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Dermot Higgins

Dermot's Go Go Dermo - cycling around the world for Trocaire

I'm going to be the oldest man to cycle the world for Trócaire because fighting poverty, & climate change are important.

63 %
raised of €15,000 target
by 200 supporters


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Hi. I'm Dermot Higgins, a.k.a. Go Go Dermo. I've recently retired as a teacher in North County Dublin, Ireland. I am aiming to break world records by becoming the oldest person to cycle around the world. I'm 95% of the way there, having cycled from Madrid in July 2017, across Europe, Central and South-East Asia, Australia/NZ and most of the US so far. I will be starting the last leg from Lisbon to Madrid on 25 March 2018 along with a group of friends who are helping me raise funds for Trócaire. I will satisfy the Guinness Book of Records requirements - a continuous journey East-West or West-East (the latter in my case) of at least 18,000 miles (29,000 km), total distance at least an Equator's length, i.e. 24,900 miles (40,100 km) and to pass through two approximate antipodal points.

I'm doing this trip both to fulfil a personal ambition and, through Trócaire, to support the Global Goals, which Ireland and 192 countries signed-up to in an effort to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by 2030.  https://www.trocaire.org/education/globalgoals 
Trócaire is an international development charity that supports individuals and communities in over 20 developing countries to live with independence and dignity. In Ireland, the charity raises awareness about the root causes of poverty and inequality.

I would really appreciate whatever you can donate here today, no matter how small. I have seen first-hand the effects of poverty and environmental damage as I've cycled around the world. And I have met thousands of kind-hearted people along the way and have experienced an amazing connection between us - all citizens of this precious planet. Whatever you can give, combined with the support of so many other kind people, will make a difference.

Thank you for your support 

Dermot Higgins 

& all The Last Leg team:

David Butterly
Bruce Clark
Paul Cunning
Steven Hollands
Ken Jones
Michael McKenna
Oisin O'Dulaing
Tomas O'Dulaing
Teddy Otto
Stephen Stewart
Martin Walsh
Peter White

Some of the team have separate fundraising pages here: https://www.justgiving.com/teams/thelastleggers


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