Weʼve raised £3,714 to the wonderful professionals and fellow patients Gary met in the four Specialist Hospitals in the UK and Germany.
- Funded on Thursday, 30th November 2017
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In mid December 2016, whilst attending a Business conference in Germany, Gary experienced a unique accident that left him requiring emergency surgery to both his neck and spine. Due to the injuries caused, Gary was left in a state of complete paralysis from the neck level down being unable to use his body, hands, arms or legs. After spending a week in intensive care in Osnabrueck, he then spent a further 5 weeks in a specialist spinal centre in Bochum (Germany). When Gary was strong and stable enough, he was airlifted back to the Princess Royal Spinal Centre (Sheffield, UK ) where he remained in rehabilitation for a further term of 6 weeks.
Now, six months on from the traumatic accident, Gary continues to make a determined recovery through hard work and mental positivity. His aim being to get back onto a bicycle and raise money for the wonderful professionals and fellow patients that he met on his journey of recovery , cycling to each of the Four, Specialist Hospitals where he was excellently cared for both in the UK and Germany.
Gary, Matt, Alfredo, Chris and Andre from Solarlux are taking on the challenge of cycling more than 600 km across three countries to raise money.
The journey is planned to start cycling at the Princess Royal Spinal Centre in Sheffield, taking the overnight ferry to Hook Of Holland, through the Netherlands to Germany to visit the remaining Hospitals in both Bochum and Osnabrueck . The final finishing destination will be the new and impressive Solarlux Headquarters in Melle, Germany.
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Oct 11, 2017
Well done Gary inspirational and glad to see you into the raid of recoveryIan
Gary Newbold / Andre Jansen
Oct 10, 2017
Fundraising by Andre Jansen aka the Flying Dutchman !
Oct 5, 2017
Well done Matt and team!! Absolute amazing achievement- sterling job!! 👏🚴🏻👏🚴🏻👏🚴🏻Xx
Sep 26, 2017
Congratulations to this remarkable achievement of all of you, especially Gary!You are the greatest lead why people should never give up on themselves.
Sep 19, 2017
Such an achievement !!
Ian 'Nosey' Parker
Sep 16, 2017
Absolutely great achievement Gary Newbold and co after what you have been through, a fantastic inspirational story of courage and amazing work by the team of medical staff that looked after you.
Viv & Rab WARREN
Sep 16, 2017
Massive congratulations on reaching your goal Gary. What an amazing recovery although your brain clearly needs testing again for even thinking about attempting this!
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