Little Dom’s Big Adventure involved a motorbike journey from the UK to Japan to help raise funds and awareness for Aid For Japan. Ahead of setting off on his journey, Dominic Farwell-Cooke was the focus of an Aid For Japan event at the Daiwa Foundation earlier this month to see him off.
The evening started off with a talk by Aid For Japan founder Akemi Solloway and followed up by Dom explaining in more detail what his endeavour will entail.
The journey (which is entirely self-funded by Dom) will be tracked by 4 cameras that he will be taking with him. The plan is to upload regular video updates as his journey progresses, internet access permitting. Talking a little about the inspiration behind the journey, Dom commented that it was inspired in part by a photo taken of Earth on one of the Apollo moon missions, reminding him that everyone who has lived, is currently living and will live in the future was on that blue orb in the sky. “It’s important to me to help other people” Dom added.
Dom has been keen to keep the costs down as much as possible for his venture, opting for a tent to spend the nights and also taking a very compact toolkit to help maintain the bike.
“It’s important to me to help other people”
During the evening, attendees were also treated to a sake tasting session courtesy of Tengu Sake
and sushi care of Tanpopo Japanese Food
. Entertainment was also provided via the music of renowned international cellist Kosato Nishihata
. We’re also pleased to report that the event was a resounding success and actually sold out on the day.
Supported by his friends and family at the event, Dom was also happy to announce that his donation pledges had already topped £1,000. The journey itself begins on 3rd May and Dom estimates it will take about 3 months to complete.
Aid For Japan would like to thank Tengu Sake, Tanpopo Japanese Food and Kosato Nishihata for their generous assistance. Thanks also to photographer Bhupendra Jethwa for taking photos at the event.
You can follow Dom’s progress via these sites: