Kieron Franklin

Mountember Event page

raised of £1,500 target
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We rehabilitate and help stroke survivors to improve outcomes and quality of life


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Like so many people, I didn't really know much about
strokes. I didn't understand what they were and what effects they have. I thought it was something that only affects the old and unhealthy. I was very very wrong. 

Strokes can happen to anybody, any age, any fitness, any
race. It does not distinguish between how much money you have, how good of a
person you are or what your religion is. When it strikes, it strikes without
warning, without prejudice and without mercy.

Since helping at ARNI I have seen that when a stroke
happens, right from its first attack the odds are stacked against you. If you
survive, life as you know it will be permanently changed, learning how to
speak, sit, walk and understand. Help outside of hospital is so hard to come by
and so many people just needlessly decline.

What a waste. I wanted to try and do what I could to balance
the odds for people around me.

This lead me onto putting together a Fundraiser. We talked
over some great ideas, and then my life as a former soldier came into the
equation. Mountember was then born. The idea: take something simple, and make
it hard. So, walking is simple for most people, how about people with stroke.
NOT so simple. How about walking up a mountain? Impossible? Perhaps... could it
be done?

With rehabilitation, preparation, preparation and
preparation, it can be, 

OUR CHALLENGE IS THIS: We will be walking up Pen–Y–Fan in
Wales, Mt Snowdon in North Wales, Scafell Pike in The Lake District and Ben
Nevis in Scotland. Each Sunday in September we will tackle one of
these peaks, working our way up the country.

Stroke survivors will be accompanied by their coaches,
trainers, helpers and friends and medics. Training has been tough, outside hill
training, using step machines inside and lots of other work. We have spent

planning the routes, logistics, setting up the social media and just giving

pages along with insurances, T-shirts, organising venues etc.

Our goal is to raise £1,000 for A.R.N.I and with that they
will be able to train more physios and instructors to carry on real-life
rehabilitation across the U.K. and further afield.

Help us to help those that have beaten the odds, already -

help them live and thrive rather than just survive.


About the charity

ARNI Stroke Charity actively helps families by advancing the rehabilitation of people suffering from the effects of stroke and other brain injuries. It does this by giving people the tools to help themselves progressively to regain action control, physical coping strategies, strength and confidence.

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