A woman from Scamblesby is set to take on the first ever coast to coast challenge in an all-terrain wheelchair, to raise money for charity.
Deborah North, from Mill Lane, will be setting off from St Bees in Cumbria and will follow Wainwright’s coast-to-coast route across the width of the country, finishing at Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire.
She will pass through three National Parks during her gruelling two week challenge.
Deborah will be hoping to raise the £11,000 needed to purchase a Terrain Hopper for the Calvert Trust Kielder charity in Northumberland.
Calvert Trust Kielder is one of the North East’s best known and well respected charities, and helps disabled people to enjoy the sort of activities they may have felt were previously impossible.
Deborah said: “Terrain Hopper are kindly providing me with a Hopper for the challenge, and ‘where2walk’ are supporting me with route planning.
“Several people have provided me with free or significantly reduced priced accommodation, including the Best Western Hotel Group and Youth Hostelling Association.”
Deborah’s previous fundraising activity includes raising £7,000 to buy the National Trust a Tramper which they hire out at Malham Tarn in the Yorkshire Dales.
Visit www.justgiving.com/Deborah-North1 if you would like to sponsor her, or visit www.calvert-trust.org.uk/kielder/kielder for more information about the charity.