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David Heard

David 's Pennine Way Challenge

Fundraising for SPORTABILITY

94 %
raised of £2,000 target
by 24 supporters
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We organise sport and challenging pursuits to enrich the life of people with paralysis

Charity Registration No. 328325


So Sportability is 21 this year!  Twenty-one years of organising sport and challenging pursuits for people with paralysis.  We couldn’t let that anniversary go by without some recognition.  Added to that I’ve now turned 70 and that also needs marking.

A few years ago I did a bike ride along the spine of Vietnam to kick-start the fundraising for our regional development.

This time I’m yomping a section of the Pennine Way.  The equivalent of three marathons, or over 250,000 steps, in 5 days covering some of the toughest terrain in Britain.  I’m trying to raise cash for people with paralysis. 

And here’s my pledge:  Every penny raised will go to providing sporting events and activities for those people!

Every week throughout the summer Sportability is organising events such as micro-light flying, sailing, archery, quadbiking, shooting, fishing, canoeing, gliding and a host of other sports for people with paralysis.  In eight different regions around the UK we are helping to put the adrenalin buzz back into lives so often defined by a wheelchair, and taking the ‘dis’ out of disability.

If you’d like to support the Sport then please give generously.  Your cash could help someone lying in a hospital bed with a spinal injury, or devastated by the diagnosis of MS, or recovering from a stroke, with a body that just doesn’t function as before, to turn back on to life.  Your contribution really counts.

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate - I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

So please dig deep and donate now.


  • Day 6 Job done.  Now heading home!
  • Day 5 Almost journey's end - Gayle
  • Day 4 The start - climbing that cliff! +7