Portsmouth fundraiser set for ambitious challenge

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DEDICATED fundraiser Paul Smith will be taking on his biggest challenge yet by travelling from Plymouth to London in his wheelchair.

Paul was involved in a road traffic accident in 1991 which left him disabled.

But since then, he has embarked on ambitious challenges to raise money for different challenges.

This year, Paul, from Magdala Road, Cosham, is travelling the 325 mile trip from Plymouth, Devon, to Regent’s Park in London.

The sponsored challenge is for Save The Children who help children living in poverty.

Paul said: ‘I’m currently putting myself through a rigorous training programme to prepare for this challenge which is by far the most ambitious challenge to date for a great cause.

‘Save the Children are close to my heart as no child should suffer or be born to die, I have a fantastic crew to help me and I have been heartened by the support from friends, families and sponsors.’

Paul sets off on Sunday, April 7 and it will take five and a half days for him to complete the journey.

You can sponsor Paul and contribute to his fundraising by visiting justgiving.com/challenge300

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