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£930raised of £250 target by 44 supporters

    Weʼve raised £930 to help Karl Clay's family raise funds to buy specialist equipment to help improve his quality of life.

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    Funded on Thursday, 17th August 2017

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    I'm taking part in the national 24 hour cycling TT to help raise funds for a fellow member of Leek Cyclists' Club and a friend of mine, Karl Clay, who suffered a life changing injury last year.

    In the words of is daughters and family........

    Last year our Dad, Karl Clay, suffered a terrible life changing injury where he fractured the C2 bone in his neck. The injury was so bad that it damaged the spinal cord too much and has left him Tetraplegic. This means he cannot move any of his limbs or breath for himself. He has to live on the ventilator and be cared for 24 hours a day by 2 qualified nurses. Luckily he can eat, drink and communicate perfectly and can still make us laugh daily. So far he has been a complete inspiration to us all and has never let or showed signs of this injury beating him.
    The life changing side effects of the injury are extremely difficult to manage and live with. He's unable to do the simplest of tasks unaided, such as scratching his own face.
    Recently Dad tried an FES machine which is designed to simulate riding a bike which works his muscles and increases his heart rate. This helps with muscle tone, health of his heart and muscle spasms. Dad fell in love with the machine and from that dad realised maybe he could, with the help of the machine keep his body from deteriorating. Unfortunately, the machine alone costs £21,000 which is a huge amount of money. We are looking to raise as much as we can to go towards this, so every contribution matters. Over this summer my Sister, our friends and I will be taking on big challenges to help raise some money.

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    • Barry Riley3 months ago
      Barry Riley

      Barry Riley

      3 months ago

      Massive thanks to everyone that has donated. I recorded 376.46 miles so David Bourne made the closest guess at 378 miles....... so I will be in touch re: a prize! Cheers B

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    44

    • Adrian Hall

      Adrian Hall

      Aug 1, 2017

      Well done 'The Beast'...did you make it back for Sunday lunch?!

      £10.00

    • Matthew Bird

      Matthew Bird

      Jul 28, 2017

      Well done Barry. Huge effort. Matt B

      £20.00

    • Sarah Birch

      Sarah Birch

      Jul 28, 2017

      Wow, congratulations and well done - you are a superstar!

      £10.00

    • JAMES BURT

      JAMES BURT

      Jul 28, 2017

      U-N-B-E-L-I-E-V-A-B-L-E. Colossal effort. Well done Barry.

      £10.00

    • Oliver Forster

      Oliver Forster

      Jul 27, 2017

      Amazing achievement mate, 370 miles is tiring in a car!

      £20.00

    • Nathan Pask

      Nathan Pask

      Jul 27, 2017

      Well done Barry. Sounds like torture.

      £10.00

    • Luke Symonds

      Luke Symonds

      Jul 27, 2017

      Great work Barry!

      £10.00

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