Dom had never run a marathon before, but in 2010 he decided to set himself the challenge of raising £10,000 for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research by running at least one marathon every month for the next year. By the time that he crossed the finish line for the 2011 London Marathon Dom had raised over £14,000 in the name of his friend Steven, who sadly had died from leukaemia at the age of 19. Driven by a desire to honour Steven's memory and help others with leukaemia, Dom inspired dozens of friends and colleagues to participate in running marathons across the country and even came up with novel events (like running across the country, following the route of Hadrian's Wall) in order to keep the small £10 or £20 donations coming in. It was Dom's 'all go, no quit' attitude that kept people coming forward to become involved in his challenge. The Olympic creed states that 'just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph but the struggle. The essential thing is not to have conquered but to have fought well.' Dom has made no attempt to take any glory for the challenge he has undertaken. He has not sought out publicity or personal recognition for his efforts. Instead, he has tried to encourage others who seek to undertake thier own 'struggle' in the name of a friend or loved one, to lace up their running shoes, put on their swimming trunks or jump on their bike to help those who are less fortunate than us. In this regard, Dom is quite literally inspirational.