David Pipkin of Temple Legal Protection is joining a team from national law firm Shoosmiths to get full time wheelchair user Jo Wright to the top of Yr Wyddfa (AKA Snowdon). All in aid of Back Up.
Jo is a full time wheelchair user following a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) 12 years ago. She is utterly terrified of heights and hates being out of control of her wheelchair.
So why has Jo agreed to this challenge?
The answer is… to raise money for a cause very close to her heart: The Back Up Trust.
Back Up claims to transform lives after SCI. They did it for Jo. Acquiring an SCI is a devastating event for the whole family. Life gets very dark. One day during her 7 months in hospital some smiley people in bright orange T-shirts offered to teach her how to use a wheelchair. This was Back Up!
On discharge Jo attended a Back Up activity course for a week on Exmoor. Being dropped off by family felt like her first day at school, but when they collected Jo, her kids said they’d got their ‘old’ mum back.
Since then it has been Jo’s privilege to be a trustee of Back Up for 7 years, and Chair for 3. She recently stood down as Chair and thinks it’s time to take on this challenge to raise some much needed cash for this fabulous charity.
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Thank you for your generosity and encouragement.