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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 Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is a term applied to a number of different disorders, all having in common a genetic cause and the manifestation of weakness due to loss of the motor neurons of the spinal cord and brainstem.  as well as other medical conditions but is planning to tackle the Trans-Pennine Trail this spring.

She would like to ride pillion pil·lion  
1. A pad or cushion for an extra rider behind the saddle on a horse or motorcycle.

2. A bicycle or motorcycle saddle.
 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 The Ski Club of Great Britain is the UK's leading snowsports club, founded on May 6, 1903. The club has volunteer representatives in most major ski resorts. Notable Presidents
  • Lord Dowding (1924-1925)
  • Sir Malcolm Eve GBE MC QC (1950)
External links
, Disabled Living Foundation Disabled Living Foundation (DLF) is a non-profit organisation based in the United Kingdom that provides advice on disability issues for older and disabled people. The organisation maintains one of the UK's disability product databases. , 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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