Double amputee from Preston sets up fundraiser for handcycle

Posted on - 23rd April, 2022 - 8:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
Pauline Doyle is raising money to fund a handcycle. Picture: Chloe Doyle

A woman who has had both her legs amputated is raising money for a handcycle to help her continue to raise money for charities.


Pauline Doyle from Preston lost her first leg above the knee in 2011 due to vascular problems, and in 2015 lost her second leg.

Since her amputations, Pauline has done a skydive in 2019 and raised £850 for the rehabilitation centre in Preston that supported her and she is planning a second skydive for later this year to raise funds for the Amputation Foundation.

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Pauline said: “I was a bus driver for Stagecoach, and I loved my job and life. I had to move from my family home, where I brought my son up and had cherished memories there.

“So I set myself a goal of walking again; I was determined, and I eventually achieved this goal in 2012. I was delighted, loving life and enjoying my first granddaughter.

“However, in 2015, I lost my second leg. Once again, I was determined to walk again, and I started going to the gym and working super hard.”

Pauline hopes a handcycle will help her to keep active and raise money for the charities which have supported her over the year.

You can contribute to Pauline’s fundraiser here.

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