© Licensed to London News Pictures. 26/04/20. Wakefield, UK.
A 46 year old quadriplegic from Wakefield has been inspired by Captain Tom Moore to walk 26 laps of his home to raise money for charity. Ex-rugby player Jimmy Gittens was left paralysed after breaking his neck in 2002. He started his challenge on crutches at 8am on Saturday and completed just before lunchtime on Sunday.
Jimmy was supported by his wife Lucy, a frontline NHS paramedic, and children Annie and Jed. He said ‘ I have spent a lot of time with the NHS due to my injuries and thought what I can do to help.’ The longest time I have managed to walk since my accident is about 15 minutes so this was a bit of a challenge!’
Jimmy is raising funds for two sports health charities , State of Mind and the Steve Prescott Foundation, as part of the 2.6 Challenge. Photo credit: Scott Merrylees/LNP
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