London Marathon is just around the corner and we want to introduce you to one of our amazingly inspirational fundraisers. Ray.
A few years ago, Raymond Evans suffered a tragic accident which saw him undergo multiple operations on his arms and took 6 months to recover from.
Keen to get back to normal, Ray took on the Ramathon in 2017 but his ankle collapsed and whilst in hospital, Ray discovered it was related to an old injury suffered in the armed forces.
What followed was a four month journey and three operations to try and save Rays lower leg. After the third operation, the difficult decision was made to amputate.
After a long road to recovery, Ray decided he wanted the take on a challenge to say thank you for the amazing treatment he received at the Amputee Department at Royal Derby Hospital.
He has set himself the goal of raising £12,000 over the next 12 months is planning to smash the London Marathon this weekend, “I have always admired running. As you can imagine, adapting to running with one leg instead of two has been a massive challenge for me. I love running now even more as it gives me time to escape and I keep exceeding doctors, people’s and my own expectations of my abilities.
I will be running in this year’s Virgin London Marathon! I will then continue to run for the next 12 months with other multiple challenges regularly. These include my own challenge of the August 500, The Summer Solstice 24 hours, New Year’s Eve Hill Challenge. I will cap this off with a black tie and auction night in March 2020. It is a huge goal of mine to inspire others who have either been knocked down in life, are amputees or have a disability that they can do anything if they put their mind to it.”
Good luck for Sunday Ray! We are behind you all the way! #LondonMarathon
Please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RaymondEvans to donate.