Avid Arsenal fan Paul Smith rolled into the Emirates Stadium in north London, completing an incredible 200-mile challenge from Portland, Dorset, to the capital. But still needs your support to reach his £50,000 fundraising goal.
Wednesday 2 May 2012
Paul, 52, who suffered serious injuries following a road accident in 1991, propelled himself the entire distance in his wheelchair.
The journey saw some tough hills and difficult weather conditions – and the finish was very emotional for Paul and his dedicated support crew. There was a sense of pride all round.
Paul aims to raise £50,000 for Save the Children. He's raised an incredible £13,000 so far with more to come.
Please donate to support Paul's challenge.
Paul was overwhelmed by the support received from the public, sponsors and enthusiastic Save the Children volunteers who cheered him along the way.
Paul said, “Times are hard for everyone but as usual you have stuck with us and together we have come through the other end.
“There have been others who have been raising funds for Save the Children, from Arsenal staff to junior gunners. Each and every one of them should be very proud of themselves!”
Douglas Rouse, Corporate Partnerships Director at Save the Children, said “Paul's efforts on both this incredible challenge and in fundraising for Save the Children have been absolutely fantastic.
“Together we are working to give the poorest children around the world, including the UK, a better education and the chance to fulfil their potential".
If you want to support Paul in his challenge, visit www.justgiving.com/challenge200