Jeremy Daubeny, who attended Bethany School, spent 57 days cycling 2,550 miles up and down the country in search of Britain’s best fried breakfast whilst updating his followers along the way with mouth-watering pictures on his Instagram account.
Jeremy, 19, started his charitable work after losing both his parents. His father Giles passed away from a brain tumour in 2018 and seven months later, his mother died of motor neurone disease (MND).
The university student raised £37,562.52 in aid of two charities: the MND Association and the Brain Tumour Charity.
After cycling from Tunbridge Wells as far as Scotland, he would judge a breakfast based on tradition, portion size, quality of the egg, chef’s touch and the ambience scoring each category out of 20 with an overall score of 100.
The quest for the best full English was awarded to a small café in Wales, Pembrokeshire called Café Ragna which scored 85.
Jeremy was nominated by his friends for the East Meridian Pride of Britain awards category and was presented the award when cameras surprised him at Exeter University, where he now studies.
Speaking to ITV Meridian who sponsor Britain’s Fundraiser of the Year award as part of Pride of Britain, said: “I am overwhelmed and humbled, I was not expecting this. It really is amazing. It really did help me the whole process.
“I absolutely loved the trip. It was using a bad set of cards for good, and I suppose that’s what you can do in this situation. It’s all just overwhelming really.”
Jeremy has now been invited to attend the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards 2021 which takes place on October 30.