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£1,965raised of £4,218 target by 61 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,965 to represent £10 per mile of EACH OF our Ironman challenges - to support the courageous, resilient and inspiring Xander Van Der Poll

    Warwick, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 13th November 2018

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    We are Cait Davis, Clare Burgum and Zelda Wilson....... and we are training to complete Ironman Barcelona on 7th October 2018 (that’s swimming, cycling and running a total of 140.6 miles in a day under our own steam!) to support a courageous, resilient and inspiring young man called Xander Van Der Poll.

    On the 24th of May 2018 Xander, a first year medical student at Bristol University, took a break from first year exam revision, and climbed a favourite tree in his local park. Xander fell from that tree onto a protruding root, shattering his T12 vertebrae and leaving him paralysed. After emergency surgery he was put on six weeks flat bed rest – initially at Walsgrave Hospital, Coventry and then he continued his rehabilitation at the spinal care unit at the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital in Oswestry.

    As of the beginning of September, Xander is now continuing his rehabilitation at home in the Midlands - and as you can see from the updates he continues to push boundaries, identify and strive towards challenging goals.

    You can follow Xander's Instagram blog at six_weeks_in_bed . Take a look – his attitude, courage and resilience are inspiring. His mum, our dear friend Karen, is also keeping us abreast of progress on Facebook at One Step Closer.

    We are hoping the funds we raise will enable him to get back to his sporting adventures – or excel at new ones.

    Please help us to help Xander. Your contribution is hugely appreciated.

    Best wishes, Clare, Zelda and Cait x

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    • Clare Burgum 1 month ago
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      Clare Burgum

      1 month ago

      .....and then there were three (Ironman medals). Following Zelda's amazing example in Vichy, Clare and Cait claimed their Ironman bling on 7th October. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you for your support, encouragement and donations to help us help Xander. Very best wishes, Clare, Zelda and Cait xxx

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    • Clare Burgum 3 months ago
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      Clare Burgum

      3 months ago

      With less than 2 weeks to go, Clare and Cait are completing the last few training sessions (.....a lovely 100km through the Cotswold yesterday. "Thanks for a lovely route, Cait!"). Meanwhile Xander is trying out wheelchair racing - and looking quite the natural. #goxander Help us to help him flourish in his new sport. Please spread the word. Every donation counts, however large or small. Thank you for your support, Clare, Cait and Zelda

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    • Clare Burgum 3 months ago
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      Clare Burgum

      3 months ago

      Clare and Cait clocked up a 102 mile ride this weekend with a little help from our friends. Thanks to Craig for (half of) the route and to Steve for his welcomed surprise company for the middle miles. And well done to Cait for sneaking in a puncture practice at 99.6 miles!

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    Page last updated on: 11/6/2018 6:39 PM

    Supporters

    61

    • Jackie & Martin Wheatley

      Jackie & Martin Wheatley

      Oct 10, 2018

      Just fantastic Cait , Claire & Zelda!!! A huge well Done . Good luck with the fundraising xxx

      £20.00

    • Claire Baines

      Claire Baines

      Oct 7, 2018

      Cait!! Totally in awe!Well done you xx

      £20.00

    • Wendy Garner

      Wendy Garner

      Oct 5, 2018

      Good Luck Cait, hope the training in Sardina has paid off. We are with you every mile, but from our armchair!

      £50.00

    • Wendy Garner

      Wendy Garner

      Oct 5, 2018

      Good Luck Cait, hopefully the Sardinia training will have worked. We are with you all the way, but only from our armchair!

      £50.00

    • Louise Dudley

      Louise Dudley

      Oct 1, 2018

      Good luck Clare - amazing lady!!

      £20.00

    • Emma Dibble

      Emma Dibble

      Oct 1, 2018

      Amazing, I'm in awe! Very best of luck Clare & tea - fantastic cause. Love Em xx

      £25.00

    • Roger Eaton

      Roger Eaton

      Oct 1, 2018

      Good luck Clare, we will be thinking of you. Love Mum and Dad.XXXXX

      £10.00

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