Paul Fairhurst

Paul Fairhurst

Walking 10 miles at 10 years for 10k


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]29th June 2021...[/p][p]... will be the 10th anniversary of a beautiful, sunny day in Singapore when I set off for an early morning bike ride. That ride ended abruptly and disastrously, with me lying paralysed in the roadside gutter and with a less than 10% chance of ever walking again.[/p][p]I want to commemorate that day, because it changed my life, and the life of my family, forever. It's a day for reflection, to respect my spinal cord injury and the never ending struggles it has brought. But its also a day to celebrate and say thank you: for my good fortune and achievements in the face of adversity; and for the countless lessons I've learned, the wonderful things I've done and seen, the places I've been and the amazing people I've met across the last decade. Its also a day to thank my family, friends and colleagues who have played such a crucial part in helping me and my wife and kids through it all.[/p][p]That deserves a proper event. I've chosen a trek.[/p][p]The route will be a 10 mile section of the South West Coastal Path along Dorset's spectacular Jurassic Coast, from West Bay to Charmouth.[/p][p]The distance simply had to be 10 of something. Miles was the first thing that popped into my head! Then it occurred to me that whilst I've walked 10km in a day post-accident, I've never done 10 miles! So that'd be quite an achievement.[/p][p]I'll be fundraising for three charities that mean a great deal to me:[/p][p][url=][b]Spinal Research[/b][/url][b],[/b] the first charity I supported post injury, which funds medical research around the world to develop life changing treatments for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury;[/p][p][url=][b]Back Up[/b][/url][b],[/b] which provides vital support and activities to transform the lives of people with spinal cord injury;[/p][p][url=][b]Designability[/b][/url][b],[/b] which creates and provides products that enable disabled people to live with greater choice and independence.[/p][p]My target will be £10,000 (naturally!). That's a big ask, but I've been totally blown away by the support for my previous efforts, so I'm setting my sights high.[/p][p]If you can join me or support me in any way, that would be very much appreciated.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

29 Jun 2021


Aug 8, 2021



Aug 5, 2021


Hi Paul, Stay strong and positive, wish you good luck and all the best! Joyce


Jul 11, 2021

Dan Hamilton


Jul 7, 2021


From MArks request - all the best!


Jul 7, 2021


Jul 6, 2021

John Crowhurst

Sponsoring Peter Crowhurst @ £3.00 a mile


plus £7.86 Gift Aid

Jul 6, 2021


Very best wishes from everyone at Diageo


Jul 5, 2021

Ali C @Tribal Impact

Jul 4, 2021

The Page family

So impressed by your attitude every single day Paul, but this time you've really gone the extra mile(s). Well done! xx


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2021

Jo Wright

Amazing challenge Paul! Well done!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

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