A Family Fun Day hosted by Woolworths Social Club in Rochdale last Saturday (10 August) has raised £400 which will go towards a local disabled man’s charity challenge in Kenya.
Quadriplegic Andy Walker MBE is taking part in the Cycle Kenya challenge in October for Regain, the only charity dedicated to improving the independence of all British men and women who have become tetraplegic through a sports injury.
The Regain Cycle Kenya Challenge is a 400km adventure which begins in the mountainous Nyeri, travelling along rough tracks and smooth roads through tropical rainforests, towns and villages, past vibrant green farms and tea plantations, right to the shores of Lake Victoria.
Andy was paralysed from the neck down in 2006 following a diving accident in Goa. He survived after being spotted by two friends who pulled him to safety. At a specialist hospital for spinal injuries in Delhi, he subsequently underwent a major operation to realign his spine.
After being flown back to England, he spent a further eight months at Sheffield Northern Hospital and in 2019, was awarded an MBE for his services to people with disabilities.
If you would like to support Andy’s fundraising ahead of the charity challenge, please visit his JustGiving page.