In September 2013 Rob Camm, like teenagers up and down the country, was making final preparations to head off to start his university course. Tragically, the week before he left, keen sportsman Rob was involved in a terrible accident which would see him facing the rest of his life paralysed from the neck down and needing a ventilator for his breathing.
Rob has had a difficult start to 2016 with health complications confining him to bed for over three months. As a result he is still restricted in the amount of time he can spend out of bed in his specialist wheelchair. This got me thinking...why not try to raise some money to give him a proper treat? Something to look forward to. A Nice Day Out.
After speaking to Rob's Uncle Mike, it transpires that a Nice Day Out for Rob would be well served by going to watch England play a rugby international at Twickenham in the autumn.
But Rob can’t do this outing in one day. He will need to stay overnight with his carers (and Dad) in a hotel near Twickenham. The cost of the outing will probably be about £1500. This is the target.
I am starting from Land’s End on 7 June and aim to arrive at John O’Groats on 19 June. It is nearly a thousand miles and I will be cycling between 60 and 100 miles a day. I have been doing quite a lot of training, but the furthest I have ever cycled up until now is 60 miles. I was knackered! I’m not sure how I will get on cycling more than I have ever done before, every day, for 13 days. I will be carrying all my stuff. There is no back-up vehicle. I will keep you updated. Please donate generously for Rob’s Nice Day Out.