Warwick Davis asks you to get on your bike with Rebekah!
Inspired by an extraordinary local woman who is determined to save more lives after battling to survive herself
Cambridgeshire based and internationally acclaimed actor, Warwick Davis, has been so impressed by one local girl’s sheer focus and determination, after having defied death as a young girl, he wants you to join her and get on your bike!
In 1994, Rebekah Cheshire and her mother Louise (both from Peterborough) were on their way to Wisbech, when they were involved in a horrific car accident. Rebekah was three years old at the time and was left with such critical brain and body injuries, everyone thought she wouldn’t make it. Instead, Rebekah has since learnt to walk, talk, hear, eat, sit and see again. At the age of 24 she still continues to push her personal boundaries (despite dealing with some physical, learning and emotional challenges). Last year she trained to run long distances (which wasn’t easy for her), before embarking on two challenges – and inviting everyone to, “Run with Rebekah!”. Just click on this link to watch Rebekah in action: https://youtu.be/cmGhl9ZO1EM
This year, Rebekah is on a cycling mission as she gets ready to take part in her first ever biking challenge, the Tour of Cambridgeshire, taking place on June 4th/5th. For more information about the event, please click here: http://www.tourofcambridgeshire.com/index.php Recently, Warwick Davis managed to find time, amidst his busy filming schedule, to support this incredible woman, as she raises funds for the charity that helped to save her life – Magpas Air Ambulance…and where better to find a captive audience than at this year’s Yaxley Festival, which attracts between 20,000 to 30,000 people! Watch this short ITV Anglia clip to see what happened.
Warwick, a patron of the festival, explains, “Yaxley Festival always has a fantastic atmosphere. I thoroughly enjoyed introducing everyone to Rebekah and her cycling partner, as they led me round the main festival arena on Rebekah’s tandem bike. I asked everyone to join her and raise crucial funds for Magpas Air Ambulance by signing up to the Tour of Cambridgeshire, or any other cycling event for that matter. You could even get sponsored to ride around your garden!”. Warwick goes on to say, “Magpas Air Ambulance provides a vital lifesaving service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the East of England. It’s only when you need their help that you truly realise just how important the work of the charity is.”
If you don’t feel like getting on your bike, but you would like to sponsor Rebekah in her cycling endeavours, just click here: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=onyourbikeforrebekah
Rebekah’s mum Louise adds, “Rebekah and I feel very strongly about raising money for Magpas Air Ambulance which really cares about people. We want to help them to buy more lifesaving equipment, much like the kit that was used to help save Rebekah’s life 20 years ago…so please get on your bike for Magpas.”