16th February 2001

 

          TIM FACES CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME

 

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A student at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside will face the challenge of a lifetime when he takes part in the Flora London Marathon on 22nd April.

 

Tim Armitage, a second-year Law student, is running the marathon for Whizz-Kidz, a charity which aims to improve the mobility of children with disabilities, giving them a better quality of life.

 

“I have never done anything like this in my life, but after spending a year at university living with a disabled girl, I can really appreciate the need for mobility aid,” said Tim. “This has motivated me to try and raise as much money as possible.”

 

Tim needs to raise £3,000 - the cost of two lightweight wheelchairs.  The Students’ Union has helped raise some of the money through organising a number of events but more help is needed.

 

Anyone wishing to sponsor Tim should contact him on 01522 802738. For further information about Whizz-Kidz contact 0207 2339696.

 

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Whizz-Kidz is a registered charity no. 802872.

 

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For more information contact: Caroline Hardiman, Press and Media Relations Assistant, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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