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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.

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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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