PUSH 500 Wheelchair challenge

Having completed two PUSH 500 Wheelchair Challenges, ex Regt Gunner Sean Allerton is well on his way to completing his PUSH 1000 Challenge having clocked up another 3.9 miles along RAF Waddington’s runway recently.

He was joined in his push by representatives from the RAF Benevolent Fund and Regiment personnel from the base – some of whom tried the wheelchair challenge themselves!

Following a motorcycle crash over 20 years ago, Sean from Sherburn-in-elmet, near York was left a tetraplegic and is now confined to a wheelchair. In Sean’s words

I could go on and on for hours about the things that I can’t do, but why bother; I have to concentrate on the things that I can do.” Sean’s wheelchair challenges raise money for 4 different charities; 3 RAF charities and Elizabeth’s Legacy of Hope – a charity providing vital support to children who have lost their limbs through war, accidents and lack of access to medical care and to date he’s raised in excess of £36,000.

Sean said: It’s great to be at RAF Waddington as the pushing and the fundraising continues. I’d like to say a sincere thank you to everyone that’s supported me along the way as the charities you donate to really can change lives.”

When he’s not raising money for charity Sean is a civilian instructor at his local Air Training Corps squadron and an accomplished pilot having learnt to fly through a flying scholarship in 2011.

Sean is now preparing for a half marathon distance next weekend and has his eye on future 24 hour pushes at RAF bases around the country.

For more info and to make a donation please visit http://www.push500.com/

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