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Rosie Tween

Rosie's Snowdon Push Page - we are WOMEN OF ALTITUDE

We are pushing, pulling, wheeling right to the top for Back Up because Back Up helped me to rebuild my life after SCI

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  • Team members: Amanda Morris Drake, Anna Whitelock, Helen Taylor, Clairie France, Kate Downes, Nicky Webb, Claire Russell, Jules Mortimer, Ruth Sapsed, Stella Parry, Eve Whitley, Beth Whitley, Rachel Newell, Suzanne Eden, Patsy Rathbone, Helen Christy, Rosie Tweendfffff
  • Event: Snowdon Push, 01 Jul 2017

The Snowdon Push 2017

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Back Up

Aiming to raise a minimum of £50,000 for Back Up Trust with ten teams taking to Mount Snowdon in a race to reach the Summit!

Charity Registration No. 1072216

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

I was first introduced to Back-Up when I was in Stoke Mandeville hospital from June - September 2013. I have a complete Spinal cord injury (SCI) at thoracic level 10 (T10) following a spinal stroke. I was cycling to work one morning when I suddenly noticed I couldn't push the pedals round on my bike; from losing the power in my legs first thing in the morning I was told later that same day that it was unlikely I would ever walk again.

Back up started to teach me  basic wheelchair skills when I was in hospital but they offer much much more than making sure you learn those essential skills. Back Up  were 30 years old in 2016 and are a continually expanding charity who support spinal cord injured people and their families. Their ethos is to help people get the most out of life whatever that may be - sport, work, family life, travel...... Many  of those who benefit from Back Up's services go on to become volunteers for them.  I am now one of their volunteers supporting their adult mentorship programme and the wheelchair skills training.  It's a great feeling to be able to give something back, doing something worthwhile, raising awareness and enjoying myself all at the same time - you get fun and friendship with the Back Up family.

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  • Here we are Women of Altitude - planning meeting
  • here I am doing a wheelie! +59

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