Danny the Paralympian's Sponsored Wheelchair Event

On Saturday 17 October 2015 the day dawned clear and cold and retired Paralympian Danny Furey and three members of The Uphill Trust prepared to head out on the long-awaited 10 km sponsored wheelchair run through the streets of Dundee.

Ready for the off - Danny with his wife Liz (who stayed at home to prepare a much appreciated post-event lunch), plus the runners (all looking a little apprehensive, except for Danny who was relishing the event!)

Sharing a laugh en route (in one of the rare moments we could catch up with Danny and walk alongside him)

Zooming down Riverside Drive, next to the sparkling River Tay (and trying hard to catch up)

Here they come - go Uphill Trust girls, go!

Moving at speed through Dundee city centre - even the photographer couldn't catch us

Finally heading back up Glamis Road, as we neared the 2 hour mark - all very glad to be approaching the end, Danny having been rattled to bits on the lumpy pavements in parts of Dundee. 

It was a most excellent event, and we were encouraged on the way by cars tooting their horns in support and well-wishers cheering us along.  Over £1000 was raised in advance sponsorship and the money is still coming in. HUGE THANKS TO DANNY for volunteering to stage this sponsored event to raise funds for The Uphill Trust. To find out more about Danny's sporting achievements, and to see photos of him in his sporting heyday, click here.

*** STOP PRESS: The final sponsorship total is in - Danny's event raised £1538! This money will be used to build a new latrine block for the staff and pupils of Uphill Junior School during the school holidays December 2015/January 2016 ***