Family sell their home for trip to meet all their Facebook friends

Hursts have driven around Britain for three weeks


A family from Devon sold their home to fund a winter drive around Britain to meet all their Facebook friends.

David and Debs Hurst, along with their sons Daniel and Darley and dog Colin, set off for the road trip three weeks ago after realising that "friends and family are the most valuable thing."

Speaking to Good Morning Britain, the family said their aim was to meet as many of their 500 Facebook friends as possible and take a nose-to-nose selfie with each of them.

David set up the Face2fb project to raise money for Cancer Research. They are donating £2 for every Facebook friend they meet.

David told The Courier: "My uncle developed a sore throat and died three weeks later from oesophageal cancer. A year after this a best friend took his life.

"These emphasised to us that the most important thing in life is family and friends, so we hope that as well as us seeing many of our friends and family, we'll also inspire others to do so to celebrate friendship - and everyone raises money for charity as they do."

Among their Facebook friends is Dan Skinner, who starred as Angelos Epithemiou in comedy quiz show Shooting Stars.

David added: "We hope it really takes off and people go to see their long-lost friends while raising money for charity."

The Hursts are planning to travel to Europe in November, visiting France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland and Spain.

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