Weʼve raised £800 to support Henry's family in buying him a Disability Sit Ski
- Crawley, United Kingdom
- Funded on Wednesday, 4th October 2017
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Dani & Matt TRI for Henry
In just a few weeks time myself, Matt and our friends will be competing in our first ever triathlon.
Those who know Matt and I well will be rather surprised at this news as sporty or athletic is something we are not. In fact, before we undertook this challenge, I hadn’t swum in open water before, did not own a bike, had never cycled on the roads and any serious running was usually for the train after work. Though it will not be an Olympic distance, it is fair to say that to us, this will be a considerable challenge.
And those who know us really well will know that before this there was only one sport in our lives; skiing, a passion we have shared since childhood. These two interests collided when we heard about a local family who were fundraising to buy specialist equipment for their son Henry so that he can be included in a family skiing holiday.
Sadly, Henry has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and may never be able to walk or stand independently. He has recently found joy with a local disabled skiing club but requires a Disability Sit Ski in order for him to experience the real thing, a dream his family wish to fulfil.
Our triathlon provides us with a great opportunity to help fundraise and as keen skiers we want every child, including Henry to have the opportunity to have this experience. Please help us to make his dream a reality.
To see more of Henry’s story, see his just giving page.
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Sep 27, 2017
Massive well done to you both, what an achievement and an amazing cause you did this for. Hope the legs haven't been too sore this week! Xxx
Sep 26, 2017
Well done Danielle and Matthew.Great achievement, delighted to support you both and little Henry! Love Jill
Sep 25, 2017
Sep 24, 2017
From Linda & John xx
Sep 24, 2017
Fantastic effort! Well done! Love Dad & Mary xxx
Sep 23, 2017
We smashed it. I loved being able to do the tri altogether and so proud you decided to fundraise for Henry. I hope he ends up having the best time!
Sep 23, 2017
Good luck Dani!! What a beautiful cause. Hope you enjoy every heart-pumping minute xx
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