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Claire Lomas

London Marathon

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]A horse riding accident in 2007 left me paralysed from the chest down. Since then I have rebuilt my life, and one of the new interests is riding motorbikes. I never sat on a motorbike before my accident so it has been a tough journey learning, but I managed to get my ACU licence (race) so I get out and do track days. [/p][p]In 2012 I walked the London Marathon using a robotic suit. It took 17 days but finally i made it! It raised £220k to help cure paralysis. I am so grateful to everyone's generosity. [/p][p]In 2018 I was awarded the Spirit of London award from the London Marathon and was given a guaranteed entry to the 2020 race. I like to take opportunities that come my way and as I was hoping my 2020 would be a lap of the Isle of Man TT course at the Manx Grand Prix but that wasn't to be this year (still hoping 2021) I came up with this daft idea. I am pushing around the marathon course in my wheelchair dressed in my motorcycling gear but sadly leaving the Ducati at home! It will be tough as the leathers are so restrictive and I have never done a lot of pushing anyway! When I push out of the pit lane to the garage I feel it is hard work so 26.2 miles is going to test me to the max- and the aim is to complete in a day not 17 days![/p][p] I'm inspired by the work that Whizz-Kidz do in enabling disabled children and young people to lead fun, active and independent lives. Whizz-Kidz provides vital mobility equipment, opportunities to meet and have fun, and training to help gain skills for a brighter future. YOU can help ME help some lovely kids that deserve to have the equipment they need to be mobile :) Thanks for any support.[/p][p] I would love you to sponsor me by giving whatever you can using the red 'Donate' button above. All donations will be quickly passed from Virgin Money Giving to Whizz-Kidz for them to start putting your money to work straight away. Your kind donations will help transform the lives of disabled children and young people across the UK, supporting them to become confident and independent young adults.[/p][p] The more people that know about Whizz-Kidz, the greater the impact will be in helping more young disabled children become independent and the money you give will quite literally open up a world of opportunity for these young people. Please spread the word by sharing my page with your friends and family. Thankyou in advance for your support and generosity, it means a great deal! [/p]

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Supporters

Feb 17, 2020

Brian Laws

Best of luck Stuart, Claire and Dan with your latest challenge. Good to see Stu is still challenging himself even at his age!! it's a pleasure to support you all.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 15, 2020

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 14, 2020

Tony Hoole

Best of luck with your latest challenge Claire, Stu and Dan.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 14, 2020

Jeremy

Good luck from all of the team at Crystal Galleries

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 13, 2020

Simon Jacot de Boinod

Delighted to support Claire, Stuart and Dan with their tough challenge and pleased to help a great charity in Whizz-Kidz. Best of luck to you all on the day and also during your training.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 6, 2020

Caroline

Good luck!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Feb 3, 2020

Peter

Heavens Claire you are such an inspiration. I'm a 64 year old man with tears of joy that people like you do such good.

£100.00

Feb 2, 2020

Den

Good luck Claire. Wishing you all the very best. Go girl xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jan 29, 2020

Stephen McSpadden

All the very best Claire. You put my own gripes into perspective and are truly inspirational. If you ever venture north of the wall, the first dram or three is on me.

Jan 28, 2020

Nadine

Thank you for the kick up the butt, you inspiration and utter legend! X

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid