Thursday 08 April 2021

Georgina's charity trek for LimbPower

LimbPower logoOver the last weekend in June, our Chief Analyst, Georgina O’Toole, has committed to a 45km trek along Hadrian’s Wall. She’s doing it in order to raise money for LimbPower, a charity that has supported her youngest son, Thomas, since his amputation in June 2019.

Thomas_jumping_summer 2020LimbPower was launched in 2009 to engage amputees and individuals with limb impairments in physical activity, sports, and the arts to improve quality of life, aid lifelong rehabilitation, and reach their potential. Three months after Thomas’ amputation he joined the charity for an outdoor activity weekend in Hereford – it was the perfect environment, surrounded by other children with similar stories, to rebuild his confidence. He participated in climbing, paddle-boarding, canoeing, and exercise sessions. Over the months that have followed, he has continued to attend numerous events (both physically and virtually) and made lots of friends.

Thomas_Climbng with LimbPower_Sep 2019

Through their involvement with the charity, Georgina and her family have witnessed the support provided by LimbPower to children and adults with limb loss and impairment. By participating in this charity event, she would like to give back to LimbPower, after a difficult year for fundraising, so that they can continue to provide this invaluable support.

Georgina would really appreciate your sponsorship – no matter how big or small – as she must raise a minimum of £990 by the first week in May. She has joked that, for those who know her (and her love of home comforts well), you might be more inclined to sponsor her for spending the weekend in a youth hostel… If you’d like to support this small charity, and help get Georgina through this ordeal (!), you can find her JustGiving page here: Georgina O'Toole is fundraising for LimbPower.

(Photo credit (jumping): @brianophotography)

Posted by HotViews Editor at '09:17' - Tagged: fundraising   charity