Getting Rachel Muddy!

Getting Rachel Muddy!

Please support getting Rachel around the 10k Challenge for Devon Air Ambulance Trust because it’s a great cause and is also in aid of the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund

Rachel lives in Ebford and her father is in The Royal Marines at CTCRM.

Rachel was knocked down half a mile away from CTCRM in January 2011, an accident which severed her spine at chest level and left her with a brain injury.  Thankfully those dreadful injuries haven’t dampened her spirit or affected her sense of humour.  Unfortunately her aspirations of a career flying bootnecks around (she’d passed her AIB and Flying Aptitude) were dashed on the fateful day which changed her life forever.

However, with the help of some of the YO14 Batch, her carers, friends and family, Rachel is going to attempt the Commando Challenge 10km Event on Sunday 11 October (see

We are building a sedan chair to get her around Woodbury Common and aim to get her through at least the Smartie Tube on a rescue stretcher.  Unfortunately she doesn’t yet have the strength or mobility in her arms to self-propel so the road elements will be completed in her new Powered Wheelchair, very generously funded by the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, who we are hoping to recompense with money raised from this challenge. Money will also go to the Devon Air Ambulance, who provide such an excellent emergency response in the County.

Commando Challenge is in its 25th year and it has raised many thousands of pounds for the primary RM Charity, so if you can afford a couple of quid, we’d be most grateful.

The easiest way to donate is by text – simply text the codeword SUMO54 followed by £ and the amount you can give (eg SUMO54 £2) to 70070.  You will then get a grateful response from JustGiving asking you to allow them to claim the tax back, thereby increasing your contribution at no cost to you!

Please also take a couple of minutes to check out the website and if you can and would prefer, please make a donation there instead. We are aiming high so please be generous!

Sarah Trayhurn

PCSO 30110

Devon & Cornwall Police

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