Euan Slatter, 12, agonisingly close to completing London Underground challenge

PUBLISHED: 09:50 23 April 2017 | UPDATED: 11:04 24 April 2017

Euan Slatter hopes to complete the London Underground challenge on his second attempt.

Euan Slatter hopes to complete the London Underground challenge on his second attempt.

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Tube service today (Sunday) on the London Underground are likely to be very busy because of the London Marathon, but one Portishead boy has come incredibly close to visiting all the stations in one day.

Euan Slatter, aged 12, took on the London Underground challenge which sees participants try to visit or pass through all 270 stations in 24 hours.

Despite a valiant 21-hour effort, Gordano School pupil Euan fell agonisingly short by just six stations.

His father Ian said: “He did brilliantly.

“He visited 264 out of 270 stations and but for a couple of delays that were out of his hands he would probably have got them all.

“He started at 5am and finished just before 1am the next day, so it was a great effort, and he’s raised £500 for his two charities.

“He’s already talking about how he can change his route to make sure he completes it when he makes a second attempt.”

The money raised will be split between Heart Rescue and Emmaus Bristol.

Euan said: “Emmaus helps homeless people by offering them a home in a community, and meaningful work in a social enterprise and is the charity of my Gordano School house Cromarty, and Heart Rescue does fantastic work rescuing dogs, cats and other animals, including our two cats that we adopted from it a few years ago.”

To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Tanya-Slatter2


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