THIS is the chair for which that hundreds of generous Rugbeians have helped pay £20,000.
It belongs to Kerry McAlpine, the Long Lawford mum of two who suffers from a condition of the spine and nerves called arachnoiditis, for which there is no cure.
The money for Kerry’s Wheelchair Fund was raised by friends, family and strangers across the borough over the past year. She spoke earlier this month of the great difference it has made to her life, saying: “I feel like a mum again.”
People and organisations that have contributed to the fund include Rugby Rokeby Lions, Tony Spencer of Clock Towers Shopping Centre, Rugby Round Table, DHL, Toyota, Wilkinsons, Danny Large, the Boughton Leigh Long Lawford Charity and Rugby CHAD Ambulance Trust.
And as if that wasn’t enough, £3,000 has been raised to help pay for a new bed Kerry thanks to her brother Barry and his friends.
The group rode over 130 miles last month between Wales and Wolvey. Craig Rumming, her partner, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to all who took part.”