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The “Dunderground” Challenge

Posted on 15th May 2019

Ramsey resident Matthew Dunderdale has raised over £700 for Autism Initiatives by travelling to all 270 London tube stations in less than two days!

While many of us might panic at the thought of venturing into the capitals underground, Matthew Dunderdale invested in a stopwatch and never gave up on his 'Tube Challenge'.

Starting at Morden at 4.15am, Co-op employee Matthew spent 18 hours on the London Underground.  Matthew visited nearly every station and then returned the following day at 10am to complete the 'Tube Challenge'. He originally aimed to raise £500, but has now raised £767 and counting!

Planning his route took a few months and even then on the day he said, “Things didn’t go quite to plan” with some journeys taking a little longer than expected. Matthew was not aiming for the world record, instead he opted to complete the challenge in his own time, travelling on and off with his brother Ben and parents Gill and Paul.

Matthew has had a long-term dream to complete this monumental undertaking - tube stations, and in particular The London Underground, have always fascinated him. His two favourite stations are Wembley Park and Southfields because of their legendary sporting associations. 

He chose to use this as an opportunity to raise funds for Autism Initiatives in the Isle of Man, a charity that has supported him since being diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at the age of 14.

Autism Initiative’s want to wholeheartedly thank Matthew for his epic journey through the dusty tunnels of London’s infamous Underground, money raised from his challenge will be used to support autistic people and their families on the Isle of Man.

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