Well-known PR and businesswoman Valerie Roe is taking part in this year’s A Day In My Wheels challenge, to raise much-needed funds for Spinal Injuries Ireland.
On September 30, Valerie will spend 24 hours in a wheelchair, without the use of her legs, to learn a little bit more about what life is like for people living with a spinal injury.
The experience is to raise much-needed funds for Spinal Injuries Ireland, so they can continue to support people with spinal cord injuries as well as their families.
The challenge also aims to bring awareness to some of the everyday challenges wheelchair users face – such as encountering steps, narrow doors, obstructed footpaths and inaccessible buildings.
Speaking about her involvement, Valerie said: “The vast majority of us are fortunate to not face day to day challenges with a disability, be it navigating around the city, getting on a bus, cross at a light, use public toilets, or simply get to school or work or into a shop while coping with limited physical abilities.”
“So many of us, myself included, take for granted the ease with which we can get around safely, get dressed, and get access to all the many everyday essentials that life necessitates.”
This year’s A Day In My Wheels Challenge runs on September 30th.
Valerie is looking to raise €5,000 from the challenge.
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Goss.ie – 3 Sep 2021
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