Shaun Whiter, the estate agent who lost his legs after being left for dead by a hit and run driver last July, has completed a 150-mile cycling tour using a specially designed hand bike. The funds raised are going to the air ambulance charity which saved his life.
Whiter, who works for David Lee, a three-branch independent, in its office in Stansted, Essex, previously raised funds for a number of charities before his life-changing injuries.
Branch manager Whiter is yet to return to work as he is still undergoing rehabilitation. He took on the gruelling two-day challenge in Suffolk with Lee O’Brien, his cousin and work colleague.
The tour raised £3,885 for the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) and the costs were supported by a Rightmove grant.
O’Brien said: “Shaun has a considerable journey ahead of him but he has proven his strength, determination and perseverance through his love of cycling and feels that this is his opportunity to give back to his chosen charity and the people of the East Anglian Air Ambulance.”
Sophie Matthews, area fundraising manager at EAAA, added: “Shaun’s story is incredible. He has come so far and has achieved so much, he really is an inspiration to everyone at EAAA.
“We are delighted that Shaun and Lee chose to raise funds for us, raising a fantastic amount of money, and we really appreciate their support.”
Whiter’s next challenge is to walk down the aisle at his wedding in July, something he has said he is determined to achieve.