Committed Cosham fundraiser breaks £7,000 mark

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INSPIRING fundraiser Paul Smith has raised more than £7,000 ahead of his mammoth wheelchair challenge.

Mr Smith, who was left severely disabled in a road accident in 1991, will self propel is wheelchair more than 200 miles from Portland in Dorset to Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium in London this April.

He has so far raised a total of £7,123 ahead of the heroic effort in aid of Save the Children.

The money he raises will go towards its Families and Schools Together and Eat, Sleep, Learn, Play projects.

The 54-year-old, of Cosham, was undetered by the recent sub-zero temperatures and managed to complete 30 miles in just give hours 50 minutes – his fastest ever time during training.

His training programme this week will see the former Royal Navy seaman specialist attempt three steep hills in succession, which he has dubbed ‘the big W’.

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