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Big push a thanks to charity
4:00pm Friday 14th September 2012 in News
A BEARDED biker made his way through Worcester pushing a trike he has built from scratch in aid of a county charity.
Mark Hill, of Ronkswood, was raising money for Sight Concern, which has supported him since he lost his vision nine years ago.
The 45-year-old, who used to build custom bikes for a living, decided to put his skills to use for the charity after they helped him regain his confidence.
After seven years the three-quarter-tonne trike was complete and yesterday he pushed it eight miles through his home city, with the help of his family and friends.
Mr Hill said: “Adjusting to a life with no sight is harder than anyone can imagine.
“Simple things like making a cup of tea and going shopping become very hard.
“Sight Concern have helped me with issues like this.
“I have regained my confidence, learned new skills and have made lots of new friends.
“I wanted to do something special to raise money for Sight Concern Worcestershire and what better way than pushing my trike around the city.”
To make a donation to Trike for Sight, text EYES39 and £5 or £10 to 70070 and for more information on Sight Concern Worcestershire call 01905 723245 or visit sightconcern.co.uk.