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24 August 2010

On the hunt for Higgy's Heroes

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Former English Rugby Union International and County Cricketer, Alastair Hignell CBE, is calling out for all local residents to join his half-marathon team dubbed Higgie’s Heroes.

Alastair, who now resides in Stroud, is inviting all who wish to take part to join the team who have conquered a number of challenges since they were formed in April 2008 including the Stroud half-marathon and the London marathon – where they raised over £50,000.

Former BBC Commentator Alastair was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999 and now spends much of his time raising funds for the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre based in Colchester, Essex with his army of fundraising comrades.

Alastair said: “It’s an honour to raise money amongst friends as part of Higgy’s Heroes. As a patron of the MRSC I spend as much time as possible raising money for those with lesser mobility. I can’t walk very far which is why I have two Quingo scooters – as five wheeled scooters they are more flexible than the average scooter.”

Recent recruits to the team include Paul Benzie and Mark Nicholls of Bedfordshire-based scooter distributor 'Forever Active'. Mark first met Alastair when he presented him with his five-wheeled Quingo Air mobility scooter last October and now both have signed up to take part in Higgy’s Heroes next big challenge – the Stroud half-marathon.

Mark Nicholls, Managing Director for Forever Active Ltd, said: “We’re excited to join the team and help contribute to all the great fundraising efforts made by Higgy’s Heroes. Alastair is a great role model proving all that can be achieved in the face of adversity.”

“Both myself and Paul are ready to undergo a strict training plan so that when the event comes round on the 26 October we are able to complete the 13 mile run alongside the rest of the team. We’re lucky to have Alastair to help provide us with tips to ensure we get past the finishing line!”

Organised by the Stroud & District Athletics Club, the Stroud half-marathon is one of the best sporting events in the South West that continues to support both the local community and charities. Now in its 27th year, it is anticipated that over 2,500 runners will compete in one of the most popular events of its type in the UK.

Alastair continued: “We would like to urge all who believe they cannot partake in such an event that anything is possible and as a member of Higgy’s Heroes you will meet a range of people from all walks of life who are united in trying to raise money for a worthy cause. We had 130 take part last time and this year we are hoping to raise the number of Higgy’s Heroes to 200 – so if you would like to get involved please sign up.”

The Stroud half-marathon will take place on Sunday 26th October, with the race set to start and finish by Marling School at 10am.

22 August 2010

Wheels available at Burghley International HorseTrials with Event Mobility

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Event Mobility is gearing up for the return of the Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials in Stamford helping all with mobility difficulties witness the top equestrian skills on offer at the event.

Event Mobility attend over 50 of the country’s biggest and most popular outdoor events providing a safe and comfortable mobility alternative to people with conventional walking sticks or manual chairs. The service is possible through a unique partnership between Forever Active, distributors of the latest 5 wheel Quingo range of mobility scooters and Event Mobility themselves.

Event Mobility staff will be available at the Burghley Park event to assist throughout the event instructing first time scooter riders and offering advice about mobility options for those considering a powered scooter for themselves.

Mark Nicholls, Managing Director for Forever Active, said: “Many people with manual walking aids can find navigating countryside events quite tricky, particularly if there are large crowds and the ground is uneven.

“Event Mobility make grand events such as the Burghley International Horse Trials totally inclusive for people with mobility issues, with a fleet of over 280 scooters available for distribution. Individuals considering mobility aids for themselves or a relative also get the opportunity to see and test drive the latest five wheel Quingo scooters.”

Renowned for combining top international horse sport with top shopping, Burghley offers six specialist pavilions. From the Country Living Magazine pavilion to the Rural Craft Association and the Burghley Foodwalk, guests will be able to find all that they are looking for be it an early start on their Christmas shopping or top culinary delights.

Mark continued “With over six pavilions and two specialist equestrian areas, we understand such a grand scale event can appear intimidating for those with lesser mobility. But with the event mobility experts and scooters around to offer assistance, we would encourage anyone that wishes to attend to contact Event Mobility to be able to relax and enjoy the event.”

For those wanting to focus their visit on horse sport, they will be able to enjoy ‘The World of the Horse’ and ‘The Horse Village’ , which supply exactly that, as well as providing a ‘Celebrity Talk Area’ ideal for autograph hunting whilst keeping an eye on the sporting action on the big screen
The Land Rover Burghley International Horse Trials take place this autumn from the 2nd to 5th September. For more information on Event Mobility and to book your scooter please visit Click this link