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Alumna Helen Saunders is fundraising for The Spinal Injuries Association

Helen is running 1.9 miles every hour for 19 hours!
Alumna Helen is running for the SIA.
Alumna Helen is running for the SIA.

Alumna Helen Saunders works for Neil Hudgell Solicitors as Customer Experience and Onboarding Manager. Helen is running 1.9 miles every hour for 19 hours = 36 miles for The Spinal Injuries Association and their client Martin Hibbert who was injured in the Manchester Arena bombing. The SIA support hundreds of people a year who have suffered a spinal injury and Helen wants to do her bit for this fabulous charity.

On 22nd May 2017, Martin Hibbert's life changed forever. Martin was the closest survivor of the Manchester Arena bombing which tragically took the lives of 22 people. A bolt went straight through him, severing his spinal cord, leaving him paralysed below the waist.On the day, he was told he would never walk again. Martin met Gary Dawson from the Spinal Injuries Association (SIA).

Martin is taking on the incredible challenge of raising £1million for Spinal Injuries Association, the organisation that has supported him in his recovery and gave him the hope, confidence and practical skills to start again. He is aiming to raise £1 million for the SIA and will climb Kilimanjaro. The summit is set at 19,000 ft and he'll be using a specially- adapted Bowhead hand bike. People across the country are joining his #19 campaign in support of Marin and the SIA

Her small part in supporting this amazing cause is to run 1.9 miles, every hour for 19 hours. They start at 6 am on Sunday 24 October 2021 and (hopefully) finish by running her 19th 1.9 miles at midnight on Sunday 24th October 2021. The challenge is going to be tough as it's almost 1.5 marathons in 1 day...but the real challenge is mindset, to keep going when it's dark and cold and they are all exhausted. 

You can sponsor her via the below link. Great work Helen!

https://martins-mountain.justgiving-sites.com/fundraising/hiudgells-hininers

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