Inspiring and supporting young people seriously injured through sport

CHARLOTTE WILKINSON BURNETT

Charlotte a former U21 hockey international suffered injury when she slipped in the shower, the injury left her paralysed from the waist down. Charlotte has received funding from the Foundation for a lightweight wheelchair and this year took part in the Walk for Matt which raises funds for the Foundation.

Charlotte enjoyed the walk so much that she promises to be back year after year, 'This year was my first experience of the Walk 4 Matt; and for sure, it won't be my last' she said.

So how did she find the walk? 'Due to it being only my first year, and only 10 months post injury, I had decided to take part on the first day only (Saturday 19th). That first day was very tough. The paths were very narrow and tilted and I felt that I nearly tipped into the canal on a number of occasions! Then, just before lunch I got two punctures, fortunately, some lovely men from Leicester Forest Rugby Club helped me to get to a pub so we could fix the wheel'

So was it all walk and no play? Charlotte was extremely impressed with the social element of the walk, 'the first evening read more...

HENRY FRASER

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BRET CROSSLEY

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TIM FARR

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HERVE IRADUKUNDA

Herve was born in exile and became a refuge by default. His parents moved to South Africa...