Let’s go the distance for spinal injuries

The Spinal Injuries Association raised �20,000 from their Going the Distance charity walk
The Spinal Injuries Association raised �20,000 from their Going the Distance charity walk

Wheelchairs, hand cycles and scooters were out in force for the inaugural fundraising walk of the MK-based Spinal Injuries Association (SIA).

Going the Distance offered a choice of either four or eight miles covering an easily accessible route around London’s iconic bridges.

It attracted more than 160 entrants including a number of people with spinal cord injuries who took part accompanied by family members.

Chief executive Sue Browning said: “It was a terrific success with everyone coming together with one cause in mind – ensuring everyone touched by spinal cord injury receives the support they need to rebuild their lives.

“Members, families, friends and walking enthusiasts all pitched up in the glorious sunshine to create a sea of red across London and bring in their sponsorship money which amounted to more than £20,000.”

> SIA has already scheduled a repeat next year with a northern run to take place in Liverpool. Register for only £5 a person at www.spinal.co.uk