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The Lake District Calvert Trust is a residential outdoor centre with 40 years’ experience delivering challenging outdoor adventure holidays for people with disabilities.

On the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake, in the heart of the Lake District National Park, our centre offers a warm welcome; accessible accommodation and exciting breaks for schools, groups, families and individuals with their friends and carers.

We are accessible to people of all ages with sensory, learning or physical disabilities, including those with the most complex needs for which most outdoor centres cannot cater.

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Unable to walk unaided but cycling 400 miles- you can do it Claire!

Claire Lomas who despite being paralysed, last year completed the London Marathon in 17 days using a robotic suit and is not stopping there. Today she has set out to cycle 400 miles around England visiting schools and organisations on her way. It is hoped that her talks along the way will inspire others to get on a bike and join her for the day.

The Lake District Calvert Trust are thrilled to announce that Claire will be also giving a talk when she is a guest speaker at their inaugural Calvert Trust Ball on Friday 27th September at Rheged, Penrith. This will be an exciting event and will give people the opportunity to listen to Claire's remarkable experiences first-hand.

Louise Miles (Fundraiser at the Trust) said, " We are really looking forward to hearing all about Claire's amazing challenges at the Ball in September and everyone here at The Lake District Calvert Trust would like to wish Claire all the best in her bike ride challenge. Go Claire, you can do it!".

Claire Lomas, an extremely talented event rider, who has produced horses and competed at 4* level, had a freak accident while competing at Osberton Horse Trials in May 2007.
She collided with a tree which resulted in fractures to her neck, back and ribs. She suffered a punctured lung, pneumonia, had to have a tracheotomy to help her breathe and was in intensive care for 10 days.
The fracture in her back caused damage to Claire's spinal cord resulting in her being transferred to the Northern General Hospital's Spinal Injuries Unit. Claire left Sheffield after 8 weeks - the shortest time anyone has ever spent in that hospital with her type of injury. Claire is still paralysed but determined to get better.
Claire has since set herself some incredible challenges to raise money for spinal research and she is not going to give up the fight to walk again, her biggest challenge!


For your opportunity to hear Claire speak at The Lake District Calvert Trust Ball send an e-mail to Louise Miles or tel 017687 72255 for more details of the event.


To read more about Claire's bike adventure click here 

To see todays BBC report on the start of Claire's bike challenge click here




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