David Williamson

David's Manic MaraFun page

Fundraising for LimbPower
raised of £250 target
by 28 supporters
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Participants: Kiera Roche, Mark Pattenden, Helen Chapman, Lorraine Dawson, Graham Facey

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We use sport, exercise and activities to aid the rehabilitation of amputees


LimbPower is a charity that exists solely to help amputees or those with a limb impairment to get into sport. It changed my life dramatically - albeit indirectly - when two chaps who I had never even met went to what were then the Amputee Games, tried Sitting Volleyball, and came back and set up a club in Portsmouth.

I went on to captain that club for seven seasons, playing over 200 matches, picking up more injuries than you can possibly imagine and having the time of my life doing it. I ended up going to Europe a couple of times to compete in tournaments and even trained with the GB squad ahead of the 2012 Paralympics.

If I hadn't rediscovered sport through volleyball my life would have been so very different, and much poorer for it. There would have been no Great South runs, no finding out that I'm so damn stubborn that nothing is impossible; certainly no Willow24

So when Kiera contacted me about the Manic Marafun, telling me about an event where everyone does one mile each, my only reaction was "Forget that, I owe LimbPower big-time, I'll do the whole damn thing!"

So what I'm asking you to donate to is an organisation that quite literally changed my life, and I'm doing these 26 miles and 385 yards so they can continue to change lives every day.


Limb Power was launched in November 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sport and the arts to improve quality of life and to aid lifelong rehabilitation.

In July 2014 LimbPower became a National Disability Sports Organisation, sitting alongside WheelPower, Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport), Dwarf Sport, British Blind Sport (BBS), UK Deaf Sport, Mencap Sport and Special Olympics Great Britain (SOGB). Through this association and our work with the English Federation of Disability Sport and Sport England LimbPower help amputees and people with limb impairment reach their sporting potential. LimbPower also run arts based activities including confidence workshops and a photography club.

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LimbPower offer relief to the physically disabled by aiding rehabilitation and improving the quality of life through the medium of recreational and competitive sports and arts, for the locomotor disabled.

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