Claire Lomas Returns to Stamford High School
Marathon star and fundraiser, Claire Lomas, visited Stamford High School to update the students on her progress since the 400 mile hand-cycle she completed last summer. Claire once again visited her former school where she shared her moving and inspiring story.
Claire suffered an accident while competing in a horse riding event in 2007 which left her paralysed from the chest down. Since the accident she has been fundraising for Spinal Research and the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation. In 2012 Claire completed the London Marathon by walking using a specially designed robotic suit in 17 days, raising over £200,000 and since then she has hand cycled over 400 miles through Britain raising over £85,000. She continues to fundraise in a variety of ways including touring schools speaking to students and writing her book called “Finding My Feet”.
During Claire’s visit the students were fortunate enough to listen to her story in an interview style format prepared by the Stamford Endowed Schools Foundation Director, Rachael Petrie. Following the interview, the students were able to ask their own questions and purchase a copy of ‘Finding My Feet’ which Claire signed for them.
Stamford High School has been raising funds for Spinal charities since September and the students were delighted to present Claire with a cheque for £1,000 which will go to Spinal Research.