College staff take on Wheels at Work challenge for charity
COLLEGE staff spent the day in wheelchairs to support a spinal charity.
The staff at Aylesbury College took part in Wheels at Work, an ongoing fundraising campaign for the charity Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research (SMSR), whose mission is to improve life after paralysis.
The idea behind Wheels at Work is participants are asked to raise money to spend the day in a wheelchair, provided by mobility specialists Gerald Simonds.
The aim is to show support for the 40,000 people living with spinal chord injuries while raising funds for research.
SMSR fundraising manager, Charlotte Minoprio, said: “Getting back to work after a spinal cord injury is difficult on many levels. Our research focuses on alleviating and preventing the medical complications of spinal cord injury, as well improving the social and psychological wellbeing to improve the pathway back to work after an injury. We are very grateful to everyone reflecting on life after paralysis by taking part in Wheels at Work. Donations can be made securely online at www.justgiving.com/ smsr.
If you are interested in participating in Wheels at Work, an ongoing initiative, contact Charlotte for your free information pack via email at charlotte. email@example.com.
CAMPAIGN: Candice Mason, and Anne-Marie McNeil from Aylesbury College