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SCI Tri Challenge

18 fundraisers

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00


[p]Thank you for visiting our team fundraising page.[/p][p]You can donate on this page or you can support a particular team or individual taking part in the challenge through their personal fundraising page. Simply go to the bottom of the page and you will find them under the fundraisers tab. Your donation will appear on their page but will also be included in the total tally shown on this page.[/p][p]Read on to find out more about our challenge and how you can get involved. To set up your own SCI Tri Challenge page click [url=http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/fundraiserEventsDeepLink.action?eventId=30046]here[/url] to register.[/p][p]You can also register via the big red ‘next’ button further down the page near the social media links. When asked what you are doing, please type in/choose SCI Tri Challenge.[/p][p]We've joined together to raise money for three fantastic spinal cord injury (SCI) charities – Spinal Research, Back Up and Aspire - each one making a difference to the lives of those living with and affected by spinal cord injury. [/p][p][b]What is the challenge?[/b][/p][p]The SCI Tri Challenge is a [b]swim/cycle/run[/b] challenge like a triathlon. However, it is designed to be [b][i]accessible[/i][/b] to as many people as possible from the young to the older to the not-very-fit-but-willing to the super fit. Therefore, individuals can take part either by doing all three elements themselves or by forming a team with one or two friends so that the three elements are covered between them. [/p][p]The ethos of the challenge is that the distances covered should be a challenge for the individual taking part and, therefore, are variable rather than setting one goal for everyone. There are three suggested options or a Make Your Own if you’d like to determine your own distances. [/p][p][b]The Mini [/b][/p][p]- 1km run/wheel/walk/push[/p][p]- 5km cycle or para-cycle[/p][p]- 50 length swim *[/p][p][b]The Midi[/b][/p][p]- 5km walk/run/wheel[/p][p]- 50km cycle/para-cycle[/p][p]- 500 length swim[/p][p][b]The Maxi[/b][/p][p]-10km walk/run/wheel[/p][p]-100km cycle or para-cycle [/p][p]-1000 length swim[/p][p][b]Make Your Own[/b][/p][p]-Teams or individuals choose their own distances to ensure that the challenge is right for you.[/p][p]* A length = 25m[/p][p]We are asking people to take on the challenge over July and August with those taking part arranging to complete the distances in the three disciplines as and when, and where they can. [/p][p][b]Please include the following elements in the Your Story box on your fundraising page:[/b][/p][p][b]The part of the challenge you are doing Swimming, rowing or cycling.[/b][/p][p][b]The distance you are attempting Mini, Midi, Maxi, or choosing your own.[/b][/p][p][b]Why are we doing it?[/b][/p][p]This challenge is being organised by Sarah Dickinson whose son Sam was injured in a car accident in 2009 at the age of 17. An accident which left Sam with a broken neck and therefore with tetraplegia - paralysis affecting all four of his limbs. In the moments it took for the car to skid on black ice, leave the carriageway and rollover, Sam's life was changed. [/p][p]Whether it was irreversibly changed as far as the injury goes or not depends on the [b][i]research[/i][/b][i] [/i]of those working in this field. The work of [b]Spinal Research [/b]is critical. [/p][p]Meanwhile living well with an injury depends on having the right [b][i]support[/i][/b] to rebuild confidence and be [b][i]enabled [/i][/b]to live as fully and independently as possible. [/p][p]Sam adapted well to his injury and now lives an active and independent life. However, not everyone makes the transition as easily as Sam did but everyone with a spinal cord injury can be helped to do so through [b]Back Up [/b]and [b]Aspire.[/b] [/p][p]All three charities support people with spinal cord injury and donations, including Gift Aid, will be split between them. Whether you can give a little or a lot, every donation makes a difference. We are hugely grateful for your support. [/p][p][b]More about the three charities[/b][/p][p][b]Spinal Research [/b][/p][p]Every individual and family affected by spinal cord injury longs for medical treatments which will repair and restore the function that has been lost as a result of the injury. Until recently there were no such effective treatments. [/p][p]However, Spinal Research says, “Thanks to the innovative research we have funded, many experimental treatments, including those to restore movement and feeling, have had positive effects on spinal cord injury in the research laboratory. We are determined to see these treatments transferred to the clinic, transforming the lives of paralysed people.[/p][p]This medical research will not only benefit people with a spinal cord injury but also advance treatments for other conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, stroke, dementia and motor neurone disease.”[/p][p][b]Back Up[/b][/p][p]Back Up is a leading UK charity that inspires people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life. Each year, they reach over 800 people with their award-winning services that are designed and delivered by people affected by spinal cord injury. [/p][p]With an amazing team of over 400 volunteers, they offer wheelchair skills training, an accredited mentoring service, telephone support, life skills and activity courses, and support returning to work or education. [/p][p]Back Up also offers support to family members, and they are the only UK charity with dedicated services for children and young people with a spinal cord injury. All their services give people the skills, confidence and independence to get back up to living life to the full.[/p][p][b]Aspire [/b][/p][p]Aspire provides practical help to people who have been paralysed by Spinal Cord Injury, supporting them from injury to independence. [/p][p]Their services include providing grants to assist with the purchase of much needed equipment and providing fully accessible housing for use on a short-term basis while someone is adapting their property or looking for a permanent home.[/p][p]Aspire’s Independent Living Advisors work in the Spinal Injury Centres providing advice and guidance to patients and their free Welfare Benefits Advice Service provides appropriate advice and support. They also offer Assistive Technology facilities to ensure that everyone, regardless of the level of their injury, has independent access to a computer, and campaign for changes that will benefit those with Spinal Cord Injury. [/p][p]You can donate on this page or you can support a particular team or individual taking part in the challenge through their personal fundraising page. Simply go to the bottom of the page and you will find them under the fundraisers tab. Your donation will appear on their page but will also be included in the total tally shown on this page. [/p]
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Micki Hall

Well done everyone from Fetteresso - any everyone else! Great effort.




Well done everyone!




Well done everyone - donation courtesy of Edna Morrison and the sale of some of the glut of her homegrown tomatoes (40.00) and Sarah James from the sale of their garden cooking apples (12.00) - more may follow, the apples are only just beginning to fall!




Well done to everyone. Amazing efforts all round. Love The Clarks

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Anne Adams

Well done to you all. Fantastic effort for very worthwhile cause!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Christine and Colin

Well done too each and everyone of you for taking part and setting yourselves tough challenges to raise money for these amazing charities that help so many.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid


S and S Parker

Sarah Brilliant effort, many congratulations. Love to all Steve and Su

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Good luck x x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Ruth Rodger

Well done Georgia, Barbara and Una from Erin, Hannah and Megan

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid