Wheels in Motion
31 March 2003


Lindsay Tyas

Four International Carriage Drivers, united through injury and their love of horses, will drive by horse and carriage from Salisbury Spinal Injuries Unit via the Stoke Mandeville Spinal Unit and onto the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore, a distance of 140 miles. The drive will be starting on Friday 23rd May 2003.

The drive "Wheels in Motion" will be an opportunity to raise funds for the spinal injury charity ASPIRE who play a large role in assisting with rehabilitation after injury and promoting the integration of disabled and non-disabled people through sport.

The foursome consisting of Steve Manyweathers, Carol Porter, Rachel Stevens and Lindsey Tyas hope to raise ?25,000. This will be used to refurbish the Graham Hill Unit based at Stanmore, where spinally injured patients can spend private time with their partners and families as part of their rehabilitation programme. The house is also used by the RNOH to help patients learn the skills they will need for life in a wheelchair. The team will also promote equestrian sports for people with disabilities demonstrating how both man and the horse can work together despite injury.

 Rachel Stevens

In order to reach their goal of ?25,000 the team is asking for your support. There are varying sponsorship opportunities ranging from individual sponsorship to spending the day on the carriage with media coverage.

For further details of sponsorship please contact Lindsey Tyas on 01953 453328 or e-mail: and for donations contact Karen Fletcher at Aspire on 0208 4206713 quoting Wheels in Motion.