Back in October 2016 Ian did an incredible four mile route in his manual wheelchair from his home in Pagham to the Rotary Wishing Well on Bognor Regis seafront. He was accompanied by members of the Rotary Club for safety and support, together with his assistance dog Glen, who is a retired working sheepdog. Ian raised a remarkable £2,000 for the Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital, to support his grandson Sidney, who was born with Nance-Horan Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes blindness and autism. Sidney has had numerous operations at Moorfields and Great Ormond Street Hospital and will continue to do so. He is registered blind and has special needs.
Ian decided that that challenge wasn’t enough, so on Wednesday 16 August 2017 he swam from Pagham Beach to Mulberry Harbour and back, a four mile swim in the rough sea, using just his arms. We were invited to Ian’s thank you reception dinner on Friday 22 September, where Ian presented us with another massive cheque for £2,800.
Ian has now raised £4,800.00 for the Richard Desmond Children's Eye Centre at Moorfields Eye Hospital and really is an inspiration to everyone.
Ian’s JustGiving page is still open so please read his story and donate to show your support.
If you would like to do a fundraising event like Ian please do get in touch so we can help you.