KC-Inks's R.F.U. Injured Players Foundation
Event: KC-Inks Ltd's fundraising
£120.00 raised of £5,000.00 target
£120.00 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 http://www.rfu.com/ipf/. 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!
I have not gone into huge detail about John's injury on purpose because words cannot really convey the enormity of what happened. It also cannot begin to give you an idea of the struggle John faces doing things that you and I take for granted. His "official title" is C4/C5 Quadriplegic. It is an amazing achievement that he gets to work in the morning (and that he is working at all!) Spinal Research is doing amazing work and the RFU Injured Players Foundation has helped us and we feel that we could try and give something back and this is something John can do so we are going for it!
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Charity Registration No. 1122139
RFU Injured Players Foundation protects and supports the rugby family. Their work includes injury prevention research, education and training to keep everyone safer on the field of play, and they provide lifetime support to all players (and their families) who have suffered a catastrophic injury.
Well done both of you.
Donation by John Coward Architects Ltd on 14/11/11
Donation by Hall School Wimbledon on 08/06/11
Good luck for the trip and hope you reach your donation goal.
Donation by Lili Hurst on 24/03/11
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
Donation by Ian Cameron on 09/03/11
+ £2.82 Gift Aid
- * Online donations£120.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£120.00
- Gift Aid£5.64
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