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Judy to speak at show to boost latest charity bid.

INTREPID fundraiser Judy Woolfenden is hoping her appearance at this year's Outdoors Show at the NEC may help boost her latest challenge.

Judy is speaking at the show which runs from Friday to Sunday about her fundraising adventures.

She has a form of spinal muscular atrophy as well as other medical conditions but is planning to tackle the Trans-Pennine Trail this spring.

She would like to ride pillion on a tandem bicycle to complete the event.

It follows a successful wheelchair push along the route, which stretches from Hornsea in the east to Southport in the west, in May 2004.

Judy, aged 56 and from Kenilworth, plans to do the crossing between April 26 and May 24 in aid of charities including Coventry Friends of Home Farm Trust, Uphill Ski Club of Great Britain, Disabled Living Foundation, Riding for the Disabled, Lowlands Farm Group, Bicycle Helmet Initiative Trust, Disability Sport England West Midlands, South Warwickshire Haemat-ology Trust Fund, patients on Charlecote Ward at Warwick Hospital and The Young Voices of 12.

She said: "My mobility is not the best. I use a wheelchair and a stick although I've never had to use callipers. But I'm training as much as I can, with an exercise bike at home and at the gym at Chesford Grange Hotel."

Anyone who would like to support or assist Judy can call 01926 852311.

Judy is separated and not divorced as was reported in an Evening Telegraph feature article on Monday.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Mar 15, 2006
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