In 2008, Paul Stewart fell over 200ft when struck by an avalanche whilst on a snowboarding holiday in the French Alps. Paul sustained an L1 spinal cord injury as a result and was told that he would never walk again. Five years on, and Paul has just completed his IronSpine Challenge, an immense achievement and one that doctors deemed impossible. The challenge is a gruelling 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle, a 26.2 mile walk and – if that wasn’t enough – a cliff face climb to finish the two-week event.
Paul created and completed the challenge in aid of the charity, Spinal Research, a world-leading spinal cord repair charity. Supported by sporting celebrities such as Clare Balding OBE, David Coulthard, Sir Alex Ferguson and Ricky Hatton, Paul also garnered support from the Prime Minister, David Cameron, Andrew Lloyd-Webber and the dancer, Michael Flatley.
As a friend and in support of Paul’s awe-inspiring challenge, CEO of Morson Group, Ged Mason, joined Paul along with fellow supporters and cycled with the fundraiser for 12-miles of his IronSpine Challenge, an event that has – so far – raised an astonishing £352,314.48 for Spinal Research.
A huge congratulations to Paul from all at Morson Group, you are an inspiration.
To donate and find out more about Paul and his incredible challenge, please visit www.ironspinechallenge.com