Alistair Spearing and Claire Anderson both grew up in Perthshire but are now living in London. Two years ago, whilst serving with The Royal Engineers in Afghanistan, Ali was involved in a serious accident. After stepping on an improvised explosive device, he lost both his legs above the knee. Positive as ever, Ali continues to be very active. Alongside his rehabilitation programme at Headley Court, he and Claire have been training for this year’s Great Glen Paddle: a non stop, 92km Kayak Race from Fort William to Inverness. They are setting off from Fort William early this Saturday morning around 0200hrs and aim to reach Inverness by sunset!
The reason they have chosen to raise money for The HALO Trust is that while they have been lucky enough to have benefited from a huge amount of support after Ali's injuries, there are thousands of people across the world who receive similar injuries as a result of landmines but who do not have the same network of support. HALO continues its dangerous work throughout the world in order to minimise the number of injuries inflicted by legacy mines.
See Ali and Claire training
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