Fundraiser mugged on his way to World Office Chair Racing Championship

Rob Dawson-Goodey, who is raising money for Help for Heroes, was assaulted and robbed in Amiens, northern France, on his way to Germany

Rob Dawson-Goodey was assaulted and robbed in Amiens, northern France
Rob Dawson-Goodey was assaulted and robbed in Amiens, northern France

A man who was hitchhiking to Germany with an office chair to raise funds for Help for Heroes has been hospitalised after being mugged.

Rob Dawson-Goodey was taken to hospital last night after being attacked at a service station in Amiens, nothern France.

He was hit over the head and his attackers stole his passport, wallet, money, bag, phone and one shoe.

Dawson-Goodey is being sponsored to hitchhike from London to the World Office Chair Racing Championship in Laichingen in Germany, which takes place on Sunday.

So far he has raised £345 of his target of £1,000 for the forces charity.

His father is coming over to France to help him sort out the temporary passport he needs to get to the event.

In a statement, Dawson-Goodey said: "I’ve set out to raise money for Help for Heroes and that’s exactly what I plan to do. I am not going to let these people stop me."

His JustGiving page can be found here.

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