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Sean's fundraising push arrives at RAF Odiham

RAF Benevolent Fund fundraiser Sean Allerton rolled into RAF Odiham last week to push around the airfield as part of his Push 500 Challenge.

Sean, an ex-RAF Regiment gunner, was involved in a motorbike accident in October 1993 in Cyprus, which resulted in him breaking his neck and leaving him a tetraplegic. His challenge began as an attempt to push 500 miles to give something back to the charities who supported him following his injury.

Sean Allerton with supporters at RAF Odiham

Having already completed the first 500 miles and the second 500 miles, Sean's visit to RAF Odiham saw him pass the 1700 mile mark as part of his next challenge to push a further 1000 miles. Sean was accompanied by a group of special guests as he made his way round the airfield at RAF Odiham including Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford, Chief of the Air Staff.

He said: "Twenty two years ago my 11-year career in the RAF Regiment ended in the blink of an eye. Wanting to 'give something back' to those who helped me, and using the Proclaimers song as a guide, I started my Push 500 Wheelchair Challenge. The challenge isn’t just about funds and awareness, it is to show what you can do if you put your mind to it; there is a reason we have 'Per Ardua' as a motto."

Sean has raised over £25,000 so far and continues to raise more money for his chosen charities. For more information or to donate to the Push 500 (and 1000) Wheelchair Challenge go to www.push500.com.

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