A student has completed an incredible challenge by walking the length of the UK to raise money for a friend on the other side of the world.
Dundee University student Daniel Angelosanto, 24, set off from Land’s End on May 21 with the target of reaching John O’Groats in three months.
He walked a total of 1,100 miles before reaching the north of Scotland, crossing Exmoor, the Peak District and the West Highland Way on his route.
He said: “It’s only been a couple of days since I finished so it doesn’t feel like it’s over yet.
“The sights have been amazing and I have met a lot of people along the way who told me I was crazy.
“There were a few days that were frustrating and tough going.
“A few of the walking paths haven’t been used in a long time and are overgrown so I’d come out at the end covered in nettle stings. But when I got to the halfway mark, I told myself I was going to finish.
“The last day was pretty uneventful but as you get close to the end you come up the top of a hill and can see the finish line and out to Orkney. It was brilliant.”
Daniel undertook the gruelling walk to raise £6,000 for his friend Stacia Rose in Georgetown, Guyana, who he met while volunteering in South America in 2011.
Stacia supported Daniel during his time in Guyana and he is now godfather to her daughter Sara, three. He set off on the walk to repay her, aiming to raise £6,000 with which she can put down a deposit on a government-provided home. So far, he has raised just over £5,000.
Daniel added: “I kept up with Stacia on the walk through WhatsApp.
“She had no expectations of me but she was extremely happy.
“Donations started coming in at about the halfway mark and when I finished that turned into a flood.”
Daniel’s funding page for Stacia can be viewed at uk.gofundme.com/a-house-for-stacia.