‘These wheels were made for pushing’ says Simon Malley

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‘These wheels were made for pushing’

After spending the last year in lockdown and being restricted to a 5km radius, Simon Malley wondered how many kms he could do in his wheelchair in a month without leaving his 5km restriction.

He has set himself a goal of 200 km which he hopes to achieve between the 9th April and 30th June and in doing so he wants to raise much needed funds for the charity Aware. Aware is one of the partners in the dioceses of Meath and Kildare’s ‘Mind Yourself’ project – to raise awareness of mental health issues and point people to where they can find support and help.

Simon will be very grateful for any support which he receives. He is a member of Kildare and Newbridge Group of parishes.

Talking about why he has set himself this challenge he said, “With everything that has happened over this last year I wanted to make people aware of the great work and help that is available through the work of Aware.” He continued, “Since starting this I have been really overwhelmed by the amount of kindness there is out there in our community. I enjoy getting up and working towards this goal every day and I have already seen so many good things about human nature through it all.”

You can donate to his JustGiving page by clicking here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/50kwheelchairpush2021?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=50kwheelchairpush2021&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=96b574a0b78441d4b9ae0e9adf9a88bf.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. 

Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to Aware, so it’s the most efficient way to give – saving time and cutting costs for the charity.