Jerome is an incredible young man with a huge sense of social awareness and responsibility; perhaps instilled by living in the grounds of Canterbury Cathedral (he a son of a Cathedral canon). Not particularly sporty in early years, he caught the 'bug' during a climbing trip in the Atlas Mountains (sponsored in aid of a local hospice). In 2007 he helped organise a bike ride for 30 people cycling from Canterbury to Rome, completed in 16 days and raised £145,000 for ten local charities. In 2008 he rowed across the English Channel; in 2009 he rowed the length of the Thames (200 km) in an eight-oared shallop; the two events raised £40,000 for charity. He now rows at Oxford. In early 2012, Jerome is planning a 16 day 2500 km cycle ride from Olympia in Greece to the Olympic Stadium in aid of the local Air Ambulance. Jerome will finish his 3rd year as a medical student at Corpus Christi Oxford in 2012.