RAF Website 28 Jul 15

Online article from RAF website 28 July 2015

Former RAF Airman Pushing The Limits For Charity

Former RAF Airman Pushing The Limits For Charity

Former RAF Airman Pushing The Limits For Charity

A former member of 34 Sqn RAF Regiment has completed a 24-hour wheelchair push covering 39.51 miles on the runway at RAF Shawbury, near Shrewsbury.

shawbury02Sean Allerton was involved in a motorbike accident in October 1993 in Cyprus, which resulted in him breaking his neck and leaving him a tetraplegic. Taking inspiration from The Proclaimers’ song, I Would Walk 500 Miles, he decided to raise money for charity by completing that distance in stages.

Having already completed two 500-mile pushes, he set off on the wheelchair PUSH 500 Charity Endurance Challenge which started and finished on the airfield at RAF Shawbury. He managed nearly 40 miles in wet and windy conditions to raise money for charities including the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Wing Commander Andy Hindley and other station personnel joined Sean in spare wheelchairs, cycling or running, with the intention of covering as many miles as they could. Andy Hindley successfully pushed 28 of the 39 miles with Sean.

Sean has raised over £22,000 so far and continues to raise more money for his chosen charities. For more information or if you would like to donate please go to http://www.push500.com

Editor: Sqn Ldr K L Leach

Photograph:

Sean Allerton

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