Despite the cancellation of many fundraising events due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some of our fantastic supporters still gave up their time to raise funds for vital spinal cord injury research. We would like to say a BIG thank you to all of them, as well as everyone that donated and helped raise almost £2000. As a tiny charity without any government funding we are grateful for every fundraiser and every donation. At this difficult time, we are more appreciative than ever. Read on to find out what our fundraisers have been up to:
Sunday 26th April saw many take part in the London Marathon 2.6 Challenge. Sarah Mook was one of them, running the equivalent distance of the marathon (26.2 miles) over the course of five days.
For Claire Lomas, the 2.6 Challenge saw her move 26 metres across her garden without her wheelchair. Meanwhile in London, Lolly Mack was pushed 2.6 miles by her brother Tony, who ran the distance.
Helen Toseland had planned to take part in the Three Peaks Challenge, which was unfortunately cancelled. Instead, she embarked on a climb of her 2.6m staircase 1,300 times – the equivalent height of Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon.
On the 21st June, the usual date of the Melton Mowbray half marathon, Catherine and Gary Burniston successfully ran their first half marathon, cheered on by Claire Lomas and her family.
More recently, Tom Hill cycled 100 miles on the 13/14th July, along with two of his friends, Conor and Matis, in honour of Tom’s late aunt, Penny.
Our aim of developing a cure for paralysis from spinal cord injury is one step closer thanks to our fundraisers. Their support has kept our spirits high during this uncertain period.