Remembering Judy Mckechnie

Our fundraising achievements in memory of Judy Mckechnie

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    Amount we’ve raised in Judy’s memory $380.68

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    • Donation by Anonymous

      Hello mate - great to see you last weekend. Well done on completing Tough Mudder!

    • Donation by Anonymous

      £80.00

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    • 30Nov

      gusrolls

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    • Gusrolls

      Hi i'm defying my cerebral palsy and past to take on 40 challenges this year.  These include the already completed tough mudder.

      World Record Rower to take part in first
      ever Unlimited Great South Wheelchair Event

       

      ·         Gus
      McKechnie, 42, suffers from Hemiparesis – a type of Cerebral Palsy

      ·         Had
      the ambition to do 40 new challenges at 40

      ·         Has
      set two world records on the rowing machine and completed 11 marathons

      ·         Gus
      is one of seven people selected to take part in the first Unlimited Great South
      Wheelchair Event on 21
       October.

      ·         Looking
      forward to being part of the “iconic” South Coast event having grown up there
      as a child

      ·         Will
      train with Paralympic coach Rick Hoskins in preparation

      ·         Hopes
      to encourage more disabled people to get involved in sport and stay healthy

      Gus McKechnie, 42, from Southampton, is one of only
      seven people selected to take part in the first ever Unlimited Great South
      Wheelchair Event on Saturday 21
       October. Launched by The Unlimited Company from
      Simplyhealth and The Great Run Company, the one-mile event takes place in
      Portsmouth the day before the Simplyhealth Great South Run.

       

      The event follows the successful launch of The
      Unlimited Great North Wheelchair Event, which took place on the same weekend as
      this year’s Simplyhealth Great North Run, and aims to encourage mass
      participation in disability sports.

       

      Gus, who works in Customer Service at Ordnance
      Survey, was born with Cerebral Palsy, but his competitive spirit has enabled
      him to battle back against his disability. 

       

      Having completed a staggering 11 marathons, set two
      world records, and trekked round Mont Blanc – Gus is no stranger to the big
      stage, and it will be familiar territory for the experienced racer when he
      lines up on the start line of The Unlimited Great South Wheelchair Event.

       

      He’ll be trained in preparation by Paralympic coach
      Rick Hoskins. For Gus this event will have a nostalgic element and he is hoping
      to inspire both able bodied and disabled people to become more active. 

       

      “I’m really excited because the Simplyhealth Great South
      Run is an iconic South coast event. I’ve grown up on the South coast where I
      used to live with my mum in Dorchester during the week and Hayling Island /
      Portsmouth on the weekends.

       

      “I really want to raise the awareness of disability
      athletics and getting outside. I’m also very lucky to be a Get Outside champion
      for Ordnance Survey and I hope this encourages more people to be active.”

       

      Gus is backing The Unlimited Company and
      Simplyhealth’s vision to one day make wheelchair racing a mass participation
      event, and is hoping there will be a shift in public perception of wheelchair
      sports with the help of more events like this.

       

      “It is really important to have more people
      involved in sport and staying healthy. I’ve been lucky enough to be involved in
      sports and be a disability world record holder. Attitudes need to change; not
      just opportunities being created.”


      Weldmar helped care for Mum at home when she had Ovarian cancer. 

      I wanted to put a big effort in memory of Mum this year, we both got off to a shaky start when I was born with cerebral palsy.  She saved me again when she saw the signs of abuse I had been suffering in a school outside of Wimborne and with the help of Dr Johnston at DCH .


      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. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

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      Total so far:

      $399.71

    Donations made in memory of Judy Mckechnie9

    • Donation by Anonymousto Gus's page on 25/08/2017

      Hello mate - great to see you last weekend. Well done on completing Tough Mudder!

    • Donation by Anonymousto Gus's page on 10/07/2017

      £80.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Gus's page on 15/04/2017

      Rugger Walk

      £50.00

      + £0.00 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Simonto Gus's page on 07/03/2017

      Good Luck!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Pughma to Gus's page on 07/03/2017

      She would be very proud mate :) Your a Legend

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Louise Pto Gus's page on 01/03/2017

      Good luck Gus!!

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by CKto Gus's page on 28/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Marion to Gus's page on 28/02/2017

      £10.00

      + £2.50 Gift Aid

    • Donation by Anonymousto Gus's page on 10/12/2016

      £20.00

      + £5.00 Gift Aid

    Charities we're helping 1

    • Weldmar Hospicecare Trust

      Weldmar Hospicecare Trust

      Weldmar Hospicecare provides end of life care for people living in Dorset. We care for patients with cancer and other progressive conditions such as motor neurone disease. We work in patients’ homes, our hospice and the community. Our services are free of charge. 75% of our funds are raised locally.

    Events we're doing 1

      • 30Nov

        gusrolls

      • Personal running / marathons