Monday, 9 April 2012

Simon Richardson Fundraising Campaign

#SIMONSTRONG Trackathon Fundraiser
Draw your mind back to the 17th of August last year and the terrible collision that saw Paralympic Double Gold medallist - Simon Richardson - mown down by a drunk driver, airlifted to University Hospital Wales, where he then went on to fight for his life in Intensive Care.  Blog here.

Wind forward to today, eight months on from the accident and after a long rehabilitation, Simon is preparing to get back in the saddle for a fund raising event for the the Wales Air Ambulance, who played such an important role in getting him to hospital quickly.

The event, at Newport Velodrome, will see riders participating in a - through the night - ten hour trackathon.  The objective is for the total mileage from all riders to total more than 1,700 miles by the end of the ten hours.  You can ride on your own or as part of team, only caveat being to raise as much money as you can for the Wales Air Ambulance Charity.  The flyer above has all the details.

If you'd like to participate, e-mail Graham Hewson at or call him on 07917 133453. 

The story of Simon Richardson is an inspiring one.  Read this blogpost I put up about him in March 2011, you'll see that he has previously endured a major life-changing accident back in 2001.  He's inspired tens of thousands of people with his story, so please support him in raising money for a deserving cause and bashing out a good amount of miles on the Newport boards.

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