Nichola in our team has a Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). She “acquired” CRPS following a simple sprained ankle from tripping over something on the floor and has gone from a very active and recently graduated, working Operating Department Practitioner (ODP), ready for her first triathlon, to a very sedentary person who is reliant on her wheelchair or mobility scooter outdoors and has lost her ODP status, having not been able to work since October 2014.
CRPS UK made her feel like there was some hope on the horizon, after attending their conference in 2015, to live a relatively normal life and she is working hard on that, including volunteering a couple of hours a week looking after CRPS UK’s Twitter and public Facebook accounts. It’s thanks to them that she is on this path rather than the one leading to a life with no prospects, this she along with friends and family are fundraising for us. Nichola’s team is the Cunning Willies they say:
“As for our team name, The Cunning Willies, it’s what we’ve called our 2 families’ get togethers for a while now – Cunningham and Williams, so seemed an obvious choice. Of course, as it’s a Superhero Triathlon, we will all have our personalised capes on; no doubt we will get some odd looks and some laughs along the way!!
Our team is made up of
750m Swim – Martin Williams (tree surgeon)
20km Cycle – Dave Cunningham (handyman)
5km Run/Push – Nichola Cunningham (CRPS fighter)
Sidekick – Trish Williams (Company Secretary)
This is a big challenge for us all (well, except for Dave who’s a keen cyclist) and we really appreciate all your support and thank you for any and all donations, no matter how big or small so we can hit our £500 target.
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to the charity. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity’s behalf where the donor is eligible for this. ”
If you are interested in taking part in the superhero tri please take a look at our event page here