A heroic former RAF gunner who was left paralysed after a motorcycle crash 20 years ago took part in Push 500, a 24-hour wheelchair marathon around RAF College Cranwell, last weekend.
Sean Allerton, from North Yorkshire, pushed himself around the 500m circuit outside College Hall – accompanied by officer cadets from D Squadron who ran the 500m circuit throughout the night. Sean said: “What was great was how the challenge became a combined event with the cadets. Also watching the sun come up was nice!” The 48-year-old broke his neck and was left tetraplegic after the accident – which left him wheelchair dependent for life.
Sean raised £1051.52 for the RAF Association, the RAF Benevolent Fund, Flying Scholarships for the Disabled and the RAF Charitable Trust. To sponsor Sean, go to http://tinyurl.com/push500