KC INKS - Spinal Research
Event: JOHN OAKDEN's fundraising
$1,775.31 raised of $7,855.35 target
$1,775.31 raised so far
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The Challenge of us is to complete the Cannonball Run. This involves driving 2,500 miles across Europe in six days, with the logistics and route of the trip not revealed until shortly before the departure to the next stop, and the winner is the car which comes closest to averaging over 60mph over the whole trip. Yet this July the Oakdens, unlike most entrants who use modern ‘supercar’s, will tackle the Run in a 1974 MK 1 Ford Granada!
As you probably know by now John is the boss here at KC Inks. I am his wife Sally, John likes to tell everyone that I am the real boss but it isn't true! The RFU Injured Players Foundation in partricular is a charity very close to our hearts and for a very good reason. John suffered a devastating injury playing rugby when he was still at school (a month after his sixteenth birthday) and was told he would be completely paralysed. This happened in 1980 before the time of MRIs etc. In those dark old days the doctors really struggled with this type of injury because the equipment needed just wasn't available. Fortunately for John his spinal cord was crushed not severed so he did regain movement. It was a very long hard struggle and even now he doesn't talk that much about his time in hospital (Lodge Moor near Sheffield - it's not there now!) John had to relearn how to do everything and can walk, tie his own bootlaces, write, drive a car and answer the phone to talk to all our lovely customers. He was in hospital for a year and came out in a wheelchair. He has extensive nerve damage and therefore has very little sensation anywhere on his body apart from the top of his shoulders and head. He was incredibly determined and a year after leaving hospital (when he was nearly eighteen) he attended Kendal College and did a Business Studies course - all without his wheelchair!
Donating just a few pounds to Spinal Research might go some way towards finding a cure for this terrible injury. Have a look at their website http://www.spinal-research.org/default.asp
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Charity Registration No. 1151015
Spinal Research is a pioneering charity. Its aim is to find ways to repair spinal cord injury and reverse the paralysis that results from it. Based in the UK and recognised as a leader in its field, Spinal Research funds groundbreaking projects at scientific and medical institutions around the world. The next landmark is the launch of clinical trials with paralysed volunteers. These trials will test innovative treatments that could repair damage in the human spinal cord, and so restore sensation and movement.
Donation by Robert Taylor on 23/05/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
It was great to meet you both even though it was for a short time.
Donation by Dave Collins on 21/07/11
As Cannonball Winners I hope our donation of £1000 makes sure your trip with us turned out to be a real winner as well Good Luck
Donation by Vaughn Thomas on 20/07/11
Hi Pleasure to meet you on the cannonball best wishes for the future
Donation by David ward on 17/07/11
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
Donation by Maggie Goldstraw on 11/06/11
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Donation by thomas judge on 11/04/11
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Donation by Barrie Walker on 03/03/11
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
- * Online donations$1,775.31
- Offline donations$0.00
- Text donations$0.00
- Total raised$1,775.31
- Gift Aid$43.71
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