Many people will know Kelda Wood, SDN Member and founder of the charity “Climbing Out” Kelda was guest speaker at one of our meetings. She spoke about her experience of journey to become a paralympian.
Kelda is now taking part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, aiming to be the first adaptive solo rower across the Atlantic. She hopes to raise £50,000 for Climbing Out.
Before setting out Kelda said
“I wanted to show people that their life isn’t over if they have an injury,” she says. “I’ve been on a huge journey myself since my own life-changing injury in 2002: a journey that’s included being a member of the GB Paracanoe squad, setting up the charity Climbing Out, and summiting Aconcagua, the highest peak in South America.
“I now want to support others to find the same confidence and self-belief that I’ve found through my journey and that’s why I’m going to row the Atlantic!”
Each day of her row, Kelda plans to share a different person’s story on social media to spotlight as many young people as possible. Everyone can really play a part in the success of Row to Raise…..the main aim of the row is to raise awareness about mental and physical trauma, so a follow and a share on social media will make all the difference!!
You can follow Kelda and all taking part in this challenge at this link which shows the 2018 Race Tracker. Kelda’s boat is called “Row to Raise” https://www.taliskerwhiskyatlanticchallenge.com/2018
Follow Row to Raise at this link: http://rowtoraise.com/