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    Weʼve raised £5,250 to help our former teacher’s family to adapt his home to enable him to return after a life changing accident. We will be cycling across Wales.

    Funded on Sunday, 11th August 2019

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    Myself, Graham Burke, Amanda Williams ( Littlewood at school )and Elwyn Jones are going to ride from Holyhead to Chester on Saturday 27th July to raise funds for the family of our friend and former inspirational teacher Johnny Johnson who are currently adapting his family home to enable him to come home after a life changing accident.

    Johnny Johnson was one of our teachers and rugby coach at Ruthin School in the early 80’s. Whilst a good teacher it was his rugby coaching that has left a lasting impression on many of the pupils that he taught.

    Having moved on to teach elsewhere after Ruthin he retired a few years ago and was enjoying an active retirement spending time with his wife Sheila and his children and grandchildren.

    It was whilst out with them on a bike ride that his accident occured. He tumbled off his bike and fell awkwardly into a ditch and was found unconscious. Luckily some medics were also out on their bikes and managed to stabilise him.

    Unfortunately his injury was life changing and he has suffered a C2 spinal injury which means he has no movement from the neck down. He can talk quite naturally and is still the same character he always was, but he is desperate to return home as soon as possible.

    We would like to help him achieve that goal and would please ask those that can to sponsor us on our ride .



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    • Kev Lloyd

      Kev Lloyd

      Aug 11, 2019

      What a legend he taught me to be a winner. Headbangers never loose.


    • Anonymous


      Aug 10, 2019

      Mr Johnson, what a great bloke, I remember some great geography lessons where we just chatted about rugby. You had a great impact on so many lads who attended Ruthin.


    • Roland Roberts

      Roland Roberts

      Aug 10, 2019

      Congralutions guys you are an inspiration. This is my small way of thanking Johnny for what he did for me. God bless you Johnny.


    • Eddie


      Aug 10, 2019

      All the best Mr J, playing in your team was the most fun ever. What a coach.👍


    • Lawrence Jones

      Lawrence Jones

      Aug 10, 2019

      Thank you for being an incredible inspiration Jelly. Being on your rugby team changed my life forever. No one ever inspired me to that level before & I've searched for that camaraderie every day since


    • Keiron


      Aug 10, 2019

      All the best Mr J. X


    • Peter Rodger

      Peter Rodger

      Aug 9, 2019

      David - I hope you actually did the ride. Great initiative Please say Hi to Jelly, he is certainly a character and he was fantastic to me while I was over there.


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