We asked Sportswise patient Stuart Crick to tell us about a wonderful fundraising initiative he took part in recently.
“I am a 44-year-old married man, working as a Police officer in Brighton, who won’t quite give up and act his age just yet. So, back in Jan 2014 I heard that Albion in the Community (the charity running alongside Brighton and Hove Albion FC) wished to organise a sponsored Brighton to Paris bike ride, a total of 130 miles, in aid of local disabled lad’s charity, Jadey’s Dream. This charity buys electric wheelchairs for local children so that they can participate in various sports in the Sussex area.
As a father of three healthy sporty boys aged 10, 11 and 13, Jadey’s plight and determination to have fun through sport, and share this fun with other disabled children, caught my attention. Before I had time to think about things I had decided to participate in the sponsored bike ride in June.
At the beginning of May I injured my hamstring playing football and attended a number of physio sessions with Paul Aston. Even though I injured my hamstring a second time during training in the weeks leading up to the ride, with Paul’s healing hands and instructions I was able to undertake the 130 miles six weeks later.
A big thank you must go to Paul. Without his help and patience I would not have been able to undertake the ride. The group of 55 riders has raised an estimated total of £40,000 so far.”
If you are interested in making a <a href=”http://www.justgiving.com/Darren-Johnson7.” title=”Just Giving donation page”>donation</a> I have a Just Giving page under the name of a fellow rider <a href=”http://www.justgiving.com/Darren-Johnson7.” title=”Just giving donation page”>Darren Johnson</a>.