You could be forgiven for thinking that the National Maritime Museum Cornwall has been taken over by creatures from Jurassic Park this week, but don’t worry it’s just them showing their support for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Yesterday, renowned charity fundraiser Lloyd Scott MBE embarked on his most ambitious fundraising challenge yet, when he set off from Lands End to trek to John O'Groats accompanied by a life-size tyrannosaurus-rex.
Lloyd has raised over £5m for various charities through some of the most incredible endurance challenges in a variety of outfits, most famously completing the London Marathon in a 130lb diving suit, which is now on loan to the Maritime Museum.
The historic diving suit image made headlines when Lloyd endured the London Marathon in 2002, followed by the New York marathon and then amazingly walked the length of Loch Ness underwater in 2003. In 2006 the famous pairing completed the London Triathlon.
Lloyd's latest challenge will see him walking 1,000 miles alongside a 13ft high, 30ft long dinosaur carried on a 25ft trailer. Lloyd will be stopping off at major towns such as Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow before finishing at John O'Groats on 28 September. To follow Lloyd's progress visit www.trextreks.com.
The Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity devoted to improving the lives of teenagers and young adults with cancer. TCT achieves its goals through a number of initiatives, all dependent on private fundraising efforts that range from high profile concerts and sponsored treks to local community events and personal charitable giving.