Arun District Council’s chairman hasn’t let her disability get in the way of raising money for charity. Despite breaking her spine in a cycling accident in 2015, leaving her without the use of her legs, Yapton mum Amanda has been raising money this year for PACSO.
Amanda’s final challenge was on Sunday 16th May – a 24-hour wheelchair marathon. Starting at 7:47am on Sunday at Hotham Park in Bognor, she wheeled all day and night, ending the challenge on Monday morning. Amanda did an incredible 53 miles in laps of the park and Marine Drive, helped by support from PACSO families, friends and members of public.
Amanda has raised over £4,256 towards supporting children and young people with a disability in Arun and Chichester. Amanda knows what it is like to faces challenges, and has enjoyed meeting the children PACSO supports. “PACSO brings children out their shells and gets them to try new things,” she said. “It gives them independence without family around them and helps them to grow. It’s a really lovely charity and a really good thing to support.”