Col­lege staff take on Wheels at Work chal­lenge for char­ity

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

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. mino­prio@smsr.org.uk.

CAM­PAIGN: Candice Ma­son, and Anne-Marie McNeil from Ayles­bury Col­lege

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