Mark is walking 30 widths of his six metre lounge a week until the end of March to raise vital funds for Canine Partners.
36-year-old Mark is a full-time wheelchair user and uses a walking frame for exercise therapy. He has been inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore’s fundraising efforts for the NHS during the Covid-19 pandemic and is aiming to raise over £1,000 for the Canine Partners, as he is on the waiting list for one of the charity’s amazing assistance dogs.
“I’ve applied for a canine partner myself and I know fundraising has been difficult due to the Covid-19 pandemic. I wanted to raise money for the charity as I am passionate about disabled people being as independent as possible. I didn’t originally set a fundraising goal for my challenge, I was just hoping for a couple of hundred pounds. I am very shocked by the support but also very pleased with the money I’ve raised for Canine Partners.” said Mark.
Having been inspired like many others by @captaintommoore I am raising money for @canine_partners by walking 30 widths(instead of 15) of my lounge a week until the end of March. I hope to gain an assistance dog
Totally overwhelmed by the response can you help me reach £1000 https://t.co/yT9Ct9m1lD pic.twitter.com/kVAie8nXKZ
— markcooper FRSA (@markc1984) March 8, 2021
Take part in the challenge
Mark is doing his challenge as part of Canine Partner’s Fit for 30 Challenge, where challengers think of any physical or mental wellbeing challenged based around the number 30 that suits their skills.
“I was inspired by Captain Tom as I use a walking frame for exercise therapy but I didn’t train for the challenge. I just doubled what I normally do in a week and decided to tie it in to the Fit for 30 Challenge.” said Mark.
Could you take on the Fit for 30 Challenge like Mark and raise vital funds for Canine Partners? Find out more here.