Canoeing, climbing, cycling - all for Kerry’s wheelchair

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She has a rare condition of the spine and nerves and a new chair would give her some independence back and enable her to do things with her family again.

Her partner Craig Rumming was joined by Michael Reeder, Johnny Robson, Pierre Mehta, Adam Grazeley, Cameron Macdonald and John Butter.

They covered 46.5km in just nine hours, ten minutes, on April 7.

Craig said: “When the going got really tough I thought of Kerry and why we were all doing the challenge and it helped me carry on.

“There was just one point in the bike ride that I thought I couldn’t go on. I looked down at my appeal T-shirt and it spurred me on.”

The course was designed in 2009 with the aim of testing endurance, stamina, fitness and cheerfulness under adversity.

It consisted of canoeing on Ullswater - 13km; climbing Helvellyn via Striding Edge - 10km; mountain biking to Derwent Water - 20km; and canoeing Derwent Water to Keswick - 3.5km.

Craig said: “The challenge was tough but the support we have received has been overwhelming and we would like to thank everybody.

“People have been so kind and it was an amazing experience.”

Between them the group have collected around £5,000.

Craig added: “Kerry hasn’t been too great lately.

“You just have to get on with it. The appeal has been a good focus and we are getting there.”

The £20,000 appeal is £5,000 short of the target.

Anyone who would like to help Kerry’s Wheelchair Fund should telephone 07950 586610.