Claire Lomas - MBE
Claire's life turned upside down on 6th May 2007 when she became paralysed from the chest down in a horse riding accident. Claire fractured her neck, dislocated her back, fractured ribs, punctured a lung and got pneumonia. Luckily the neck fracture didn't damage the spinal cord but, she was left paralysed from the chest down.
Claire was a Chiropractor and top level event rider when this freak accident left her unable to do the things she loved. Although Claire was determined to overcome adversity and make the best out of the situation, there were plenty of days Claire struggled to even get out of bed.
In 2013 Claire completed her next challenge, handcycling 400 miles around parts of England and visiting many schools along the way to do inspirational talks raising another £85,000. She also walked the Great North Run in her bionic suit.