On the 11th June 2016, George Wilson, Will Morris, Sarah Naughton and Roger Reid will come together as “The Haslams Harriers” to take part in the Snowdonia Charity Challenge raising money for sports charity “Regain” who support Tetraplegic men and women who have been paralysed as a result of sporting accidents.
The multi-discipline endurance event will put the team through their paces to complete a 40 mile bike ride around the mountainous roads of Snowdonia, climbing 3,560 ft up and back down Mount Snowdon and canoeing 1.5 miles across Llyn Gwynant.
Roger Reid commented “We’re all looking forward to the challenge and have been training hard with the aim to complete the course within our target time of 10 hours.”
He continued “When we heard about the event and found out what Regain do we were struck by how any of us could one minute be fit and active and within seconds things could change forever as a result of a freak sporting accident. All the blisters and chafing will be worth it to raise money for this exceptional charity!”
Tetraplegia, or quadriplegia as it is sometimes referred to, is the result of a severe spinal cord injury leading to complete or partial paralysis from the neck downward, affecting all four limbs and the body.
Regain aims to help those injured to go on and lead independent and fulfilling lives, assisting in providing equipment and facilities to improve mobility, communication, education and employment opportunities. They also work hard to increase awareness of the risks and educate to reduce the number of accidents resulting in tetraplegia.
If you would like to support the team in their challenge please visit their JustGiving Page: Snowdonia Charity Challenge. Any donation to this worthwhile cause would be hugely appreciated!
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