Paralysed Preston woman could be named UK’s top fundraiser

Posted on - 30th September, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, People, Preston News
Caroline hand cycled the length of the UK
Caroline hand cycled the length of the UK

A Preston woman is vying to be recognised as one of the UK’s top charity fundraisers.


Caroline Wareing, who was left paralysed by a horse-riding accident in 2009, hand cycled from the Lands End to Blackpool Tower.

She’s up for the 2017 JustGiving Awards in the category of endurance fundraiser of the year.

Alongside her teammmates Karl and Jason she raised more than £21,000 for cancer research with her gruelling challenge.

Justgiving’s Helen Osborne said: “We’ve had a record number of nominations for the JustGiving Awards, with thousands of people telling us about the fundraisers they would love to see recognised, so Caroline has done incredibly well to be nominated this year.

“We only have 21 finalists and they are all worthy winners in their own right. We wish Caroline the very best of luck.”

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The others nominated in her category were Alex Staniforth and Gary McKee.

Each category is voted for by the public so Prestonians are asked to go and lend Caroline their support via the Justgiving site.

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