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Keepy-Up King plans football trek across desert for charity

Credit: John Farnworth / Twitter

Freestyle footballer John Farnworth will be crossing the Sahara Desert, juggling a football with every step, in an attempt to set his most ambitious record yet.

The keepy-up king is undertaking the mammoth challenge to raise money for Derian House Children's Hospice in Chorley, Lancashire.

John will travel over some of the world's highest sand dunes, in searing 40-degree heat. And all while keeping a football in the air.

Derian is an amazing place. When I came to visit and found out how much money needs to be raised every year to keep the services running, I just knew I had to help. The best way for me to contribute is through freestyle, it's what I do.

– John Farnworth, Freestyle Footballer