St Neots pupils meet founder of Limbcare charity
January 31, 2013
Pupils at St Neot’s Preparatory School were inspired by a visit from the founders of Limbcare charity.
Ray Edwards MBE, from Sandhurst, and Barry Perrin gave a special talk at the school, in Eversley, on January 14.
Mr Edwards beat Hodgkin’s disease after being diagnosed in 1980 but seven years later he contracted septicaemia which led to him losing both legs below the knee, one arm through the elbow and the other 100mm below the elbow.
He spoke about the aim of his charity – to help those who have had their limbs amputated have the confidence to start again.
A spokeswoman for the school said: “The children were amazed at Ray’s attempt to climb Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of Limbcare.
“We are all aware of the difficulties climbing such mountains as able-bodied people and it was incredible to see a man with two prosthetic legs manage to climb as far as he did.
“Ray is now learning to fly. Is there no end to his talents?”