Ready to take on Three Peaks Challenge in aid of brother - The Solihull Observer

Ready to take on Three Peaks Challenge in aid of brother

Solihull Editorial 17th May, 2023   0

A FITNESS fanatic is set to take on the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of his brother who was left paralysed following a motocross accident.

Sam Clarke, from Olton, will climb Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scafell Pike in England and Snowdon in Wales on August 12 to raise funds for equipment which will benefit Joe’s physical and mental health.

He will ascend more than 3,408 metres, and travelling a combined distance of around 338 miles to climb the iconic peaks within 24 hours with his other brother Aaron and 17 of Joe’s friends.

The group are hoping to raise £50,000 for a FES Bike which they say will aid Joe’s recovery by using pulses of electrical current to stimulate peripheral nerves to help his muscles.

Speaking about his brother’s accident last July Sam said: “I got a call from my other brother’s (Aaron) girlfriend saying that Joe had had an accident and was being airlifted to Stoke.

“At that point we knew he couldn’t feel it love his legs but didn’t know the extent of the damage until the next day after the operation and CT scan.

“I came back up from Bournemouth straight away so I was back in the Midlands then went to visit Joe the next day in Stoke, going via Shrewsbury to break the news to my parents.

“It’s hard to believe how much a persons live can change in a moment.”

This is the first time the 37-year-old has taken on such a challenge and is looking forward to the fitness test.

He added: ” I’m excited to be doing it to raise money for Joe to help get him the support he needs, but equally I’m not underestimating the challenge ahead.”

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