Dom’s Big Fat Walk to Work

This Spring, web-designer Dominic Dover­­-McCarthy will be walking to work. Impressed? No? Well, what if I tell you that he’s decided to walk to the health-care clinic where he works in Horsham from Cambridge, a distance of approximately 100 miles? Are you impressed now?

The idea for his ‘Big Fat Walk to Work’ popped into his head in late 2017 and, after some fine tuning, is now a fully fledged plan complete with its own website and Facebook page. There’s even a charity aspect to the project, raising awareness for three charities close to him as well as hopefully raising a little funding for them too. Dom explains: “I don’t move as much as I should; to be honest I don’t think any of us do. We all lead busy – but often sedentary – lives and for the most part I’m just tied to a desk typing away. Apart from busy fingers, the rest of me isn’t moving. Therefore I thought this was a great way to get out and do something.”

Dom acknowledges that his 100 mile walk “might not be that impressive to some people” as he admits “I’ve got friends who go on walking holidays and they do this sort of thing for fun without even breaking a sweat. However for me, it’s definitely quite the challenge, and it’s going to take a lot of preparation. That said, I’m really looking forward to it; it’s going to be quite the adventure.”

Dom will be starting his walk to work on May 14. To support him and his bid to raise awareness for The Mary How Trust, The Samaritans and Horsham Alzheimer’s Society, please visit: or search for Dom’s Big Fat Walk To Work to follow him on Facebook.

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