On Thursday I was feeling a bit sorry for myself; my wife, Carol, had always wanted to see the Northern Lights & who was I to refuse –so we spent six nights inside the Arctic Circle. The temperature (as low as minus 26) was not a real problem – we had all the gear & if we needed even more it was provided. Carol booked a ride on a sleigh – pulled by ten dogs who had just lunched on whale meat – and we were behind them! (We were not provided with nose-pegs). Perched precariously on the sleigh & wearing cumbersome, but effective Arctic Gear, we were dragged along for ten miles or so. The ride was spectacular – but by Thursday I was feeling the side effects of being in a seated position to which I was unaccustomed.
Barry Perrin is an amputee living in Camberley. Knowing that he does some voluntary work for Limbcare I invited him, together with the Chairman & Founder of Limbcare, Ray Edwards, to speak to us. Ray is a quadruple amputee –yet rather than feel sorry for himself he runs his charity to help others, ably helped by people like Barry.
Ray has a story to tell –when I heard it of a sudden my aches & pains disappeared! Please be sure to take the time to find out for yourselves.
Ray Edwards MBE