Epping Forrest District Council Website 13 August 2015

Article from Epping Forrest District Council website.

Push 500 visits North Weald

North Weald Airfield provided a birthday welcome to a very special visitor. Sean Allerton celebrated his 50th birthday with a 3.5 mile fundraising circuit of the airfield perimeter track.

Sean has visited airfields the length and breadth of the country for Push 500. Inspired by the Proclaimers song, he has pushed his wheelchair over thousands of miles since a motorbike accident left him paralysed.


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Push 500

In the process he has raised thousands of pound for 4 charities via the www.push500.com website

Royal Air Forces Association
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
Royal Air Force Charitable Trust
Flying Scholarships for Disabled People


North Weald businesses had already made several donations via Sean’s website www.push500.com before he even started with more people coming out to make donations as he made his way round. To add to the challenge, members of Epping Forest District Council’s North Weald Operations Team joined Sean on the circuit in full fire-fighting gear.

An absolutely fantastic man

Councillor Liz Webster, Chairman of Epping Forest District Council sent Sean on his way with an RAF themed birthday cake. She said: “Sean is an absolutely fantastic man. Listening to him is amazing. It’s incredible what you can achieve in the face of adversity when you set your mind to it and Sean is one of the most positive people I have ever met. He is an example to us all.”