As you may know, Mike left Royd a bucketlist to finish on his behalf, and Royd is going out of his comfort zone to finish it, and to raise some funds for the MND association.
There's a good interview about it on the Wales Online website (it's a couple of years old but still good).
Royd is also filming his adventures, and this is being made into a documentary, There's A Hole In My Bucket.
MND New Zealand invites you to an evening with Royd Tolkien at the wonderful Roxy Cinema in Miramar, Wellington. Tickets can be purchased for $75 each.
Canapés and drinks will be served for main duration of the event
Royd Tolkien and his brother, Mike, great-grandsons of J.R.R. Tolkien, were not just brothers, they were best friends. When Mike, the adrenalin junkie younger brother who loved excitement and adventure, realised his MND would never let him complete his bucket list on the other side of the world (New Zealand), he left it for Royd to complete. A challenge indeed given Royd says he hasn’t a “thrill-seeking bone in my body”.
There’s a Hole in my Bucket is a documentary starring Royd and is being filmed in New Zealand now. Royd says, “it is a journey of discovery and inspiration” intended “to remind people how precious and important life is and to make every second count.”
Join Royd at this event to hear about his experiences completing the 50 bucket list challenges his brother left him, most of which he will have completed by April 12th. There will also be some fantastic items and experiences up for auction, to be revealed in the coming weeks.
The Wellington event is hosted by the Roxy Cinema, on April 12th, and tickets are available for $75.
To find out more about the documentary, watch this YouTube clip (4 mins).
For tickets ($75) or sponsorship, please email Jodie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
More news as it comes to hand!