Helping push/pull/lift my cousin up and down a mountain!

16 long miles for Back Up Trust

Graham Finch

Fundraising as part of a team:Clair Pollard
Jun 27-Jun 30

Amount Raised:

£195
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
6%
98 remaining days
Target: £3,000
6 Donations

My story

In June I'm part of a team pushing/pulling/lifting Kath's cousin Clair 16 miles up & down Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon) in her wheelchair! In my increasing years, my joints hurt especially a knee that I damaged last year so I'm fully aware that this won't be easy. Please support us to help an amazing charity. Here is Clair's story:

In 1999, I was 25 years old. I spent my Easter break travelling in Africa with a close friend. We were having the time of our lives and it felt as if the whole world was mine for the taking. The possibilities seemed endless. I had recently moved to London, started training as a Clinical Psychologist and was generally excited about life. Then, on the 12th April, driving through the Namib desert and somehow, I lost control of the car and we rolled off the road. I was left with a complete and irreversible spinal cord injury which left me permanently paralysed from the waist down. In an instant everything changed. I would never walk again and would use a wheelchair for the rest of my life.  It seemed as if life was pretty much over. That world of possibilities had darkened and now felt very small. Then I found Back Up...

It is not an exaggeration to say Back Up saved my life. They took me on courses, taught me the skills I needed to be independent, to go back to work and, most importantly, gave me a support network of incredible peers who showed me what was possible. Since 1999, I have built a 25 year career in the NHS, I have travelled all over the world, fallen in love, got married and had my daughter. A "normal" and yet extraordinary life.  

Nicky & Nick

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Wishing you and the team the best of luck! You can do it!

4/3/24, 4:20 PM

Jackie and David

£50.00

Go, Graham, go. xo

3/9/24, 6:42 PM

David/Dad

£25.00

Good luck

3/9/24, 6:32 PM

Ceri and Tom PT

£20.00

Good luck Graham and team. Incredible effort and cause

3/3/24, 10:32 PM

Chloe Burtt

£25.00

Wishing you all the best of luck xxx

3/3/24, 5:34 PM

Overall Fundraiser Leaderboard

George Castleton
Claudia Strauss
Participant & Camping£275+ £37.50 Gift Aid
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