Anna Bridle, 48, from Sporle is taking on the Spiral to the Summit windwill climbing challenge on Sunday 17 September 2017 to raise funds for the Stroke Association.
Anna was inspired to take on the climbing challenge after her husband, Iain Bridle, had a stroke in September 2015. Iain’s stroke left him with left-sided weakness and difficulties with his balance and vision. Iain has also had several mini-strokes earlier this year which have left him with speech problems.
The Spiral to the Summit will take place at the windmill in Swaffham, Norfolk. There are 305 steps to the top of a windmill and participants are free to climb as many times as they wish to try and reach famous mountain summits.
Anna said: “I am really looking forward to the event. I’ve brought myself a stepping machine, as we live in a bungalow, so I needed as much practice climbing up and down stairs. I try to do 305 per day to match the height of the windmill.
“After the amazing support Iain received from Stroke Association, I was keen to raise funds to help others get the support they need. We wanted to give something back to the charity and in doing so have also become volunteers and ambassadors.”
Louise Everett, Community and Events fundraiser at the Stroke Association said “With around 100,000 strokes in the UK each year, it’s vital we have people like Anna to help raise vital funds. We’re incredibly grateful to Anna for her all of her support. At the Stroke Association we want to be there for everyone affected by a stroke, and the funds raised by Anna at her fundraising event will help make this a reality.”
Registration is £10 for adults and £5 children. Entry includes a T Shirt and certificate. To register and for more information please visit: www.stroke.org.uk/cpu.