Charlie was born with cerebral palsy and I treated Charlie Grainger for free to help him achieve sitting upright without support. This was the requirement to qualify for the surgery that will give him the chance/ability to walk.
It is a charity very close to my heart. Charlie is my client and the family are such endearing people. I have a 2 year old son myself. I am able to follow the exact process and how the money raised is helping a little boy gain independence and a real chance in life!
I trained weekly since March- the event being in July. I cycled, ran and exercised my arms and legs to be ready for 60miles of gruelling riding.
This was the first time in my life I had ever completed a sponsored event. Completing the London to Brighton ride twice in four weeks was harder than expected. My biggest obstacle in the challenge has been raising money. It has been a tough process but as for actually finding time to train and organising travel it all went smoothly and I would not hesitate to do it again for other causes.
If I won…
I will celebrate by getting Charlies’ dad, Simon Grainger, to buy me a few rounds down at the local :-)
A message for potential challengers…
We take up challenges to support those less fortunate than ourselves that can’t do these challenges with the ultimate goal of helping those less fortunate. The pain and commitment should not even be a factor. Go find your challenge!
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