#EverydayMountains prize competition
THIS COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED – THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO TOOK PART.
Winners will be determined by a judging panel whose decision will be final. The judging panel will be held on Tuesday 30 May 2023 and winners will be notified within 7 days of the panel.
Our #EverydayMountains competition will provide accessible equipment and packages exclusively to spinal cord injured people, for free, so they can tackle their own #EverydayMountains.
Martin Hibbert has proven, through the Martin’s Mountain project, which saw him climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2022, that disabled people can literally climb mountains if given the right support. The competition can be entered by anyone with a spinal cord injury (SCI) and also families, friends or anyone who wishes to support an SCI person.
Check out the amazing prizes available below, and enter for your chance to win!
Martin’s mountain trike
Self-propelled mountain trike used by Martin Hibbert on both the West Highland Way and his climb of Mt. Kilimanjaro in June 2022. The mountain trike is the perfect piece of equipment for going off road, on road and pretty much anywhere you want to go!
This mountain trike features direct steering, air suspension, and hydraulic disc brakes, meaning you can steer and drive easily, ride smoothly, and stop safely in all weather conditions and on all terrains!
Williams Racing experience
Once in a lifetime behind the scenes dive into what makes a Formula 1 team tick. Explore the different departments that help piece together a race weekend!
Delve into a formula 1 wind tunnel and watch as upgrades are tested; walk amongst the machine shop and see one of the over 20,000 parts of a 200mph machine being created; tip toe through the silence of an engineer’s office and unpick the mind of a race engineer and how they work with their driver. You can bask in the glory of Williams F1 in their expansive museum and test your driving skills on an esports simulator. There is also the opportunity to spend time with our early years careers advisers to understand what avenues there are into F1 for you.
*please note that these experiences are dependent on timing and availability
SIA Overseas bike ride 2024
An expenses paid (entry fee, fundraising target and travel) for one SCI person and one supporter to attend our 2024 Overseas bike ride. The ride will take place in Europe, covering approximately 180km across 3 days of riding. Equipment requirements will be discussed upon entry.
The FreeWheel attachment provided by Leigh Day is a must have for anyone who uses a manual wheelchair. Clipping onto the front of your footrest, it’s easy to use and enables you to go over grass, gravel, and other uneven surfaces.
£1,000 of physiotherapy sessions
Minster Law have kindly provided £1,000 for one lucky winner to access physiotherapy sessions of their choice in their local area. This transformative prize will provide multiple sessions of physiotherapy to develop strength, movement and wellbeing. The £1,000 will be paid directly to a service provider of your choice.
£100 Active Hands voucher
Active Hands are the leaders in accessible gripping and hand aids for individuals with a higher level of spinal cord injury. Their products support people with reduced hand function, to provide greater independence in all areas of life.
Active Hands have provided a £100 voucher to use on their website to purchase any product that may be useful for you.
Bundle Bean wheelchair cosy
Designed with waterproof material and soft fleece inside, this wheelchair cosy will keep you warm on chilly days out. It’s easy to fit with no need to transfer out of your chair and fits users using both manual and powered wheelchairs.
Bundle Bean have provided two adult sized wheelchair cosies with two different designs. Please write in your application whether you’d prefer the polar bear or elephant and we will do our best to provide the one you request.
Cosy measurements: 90cm wide by 140cm long (Bundle bean suggest checking the length of the legs and footplate).
PYC Mobility under seat bag
PYC Mobility have been manufacturing wheelchair upholstery, straps and accessories for over 15 years. Their products are functional, hard wearing and always designed with the user in mind.
PYC Mobility have provided us with 5 under seat bags, two Velcro and three clip (see the images above). When entering to win an under seat bag please specify the style and colour of your choice, and every effort will be made to match the prize with you request.
Personal training and mentoring
International para triathlete Josh Landmann has kindly provided 2 months of personal training and mentoring. This will include:
- 2-3 tailored workouts each week
- Two 1 on 1 sessions*
- Virtual coaching for either home or gym workouts
*only available within a 20-30 mile radius of the town where Josh lives
Dustine West art session
Dustine West, also known as @soloinkart, is an incredibly talented artist with a very unique style. Dustine has a spinal cord injury having been involved in a road traffic accident in 2011. Following his accident Dustine turned to his love of art to support him through his rehabilitation and life beyond injury.
The art session will be hosted by Dustine at SIA House in Milton Keynes. All materials will be provided for the art class, with five spaces available for lucky winners. The sessions will be full accessible to anyone with any level of spinal cord injury.
VIM Health have kindly provided three days of intensive rehabilitation sessions for one lucky winner. Day one includes an initial and technical assessment, day two a gym exercise plan and neuro rehabilitation session, and day three a longer format neuro rehabilitation session which will involve exercise, robotics and general therapy!
In addition, VIM Health will also offer a gym membership for the month (value of £55) which can be used to continue the exercise plan and journey under supervision on site. Please note, this additional package is only open to the winner if they are local to the centre.
One lucky winner will have the chance to take the plunge on our annual Shark Dive. The event takes place at BluePlanet Aquarium in Chester, and includes a 40 minute dive, supported by two of their expert dive instructors.
This incredible experience also includes dive training in the pool and access for two family members or supporters to tour the site for free! BluePlanet is home to one of Europe’s largest collections of sharks, and has multiple viewing points including an underwater tunnel!
Win the opportunity to treat yourself and up to four loved ones to a three night stay in a fully adapted bungalow in Poole. Hilda’s retreat has good local amenities including local shops and take-away restaurants, and it is just a short drive to the bustling beaches and waterfront of Bournemouth and Poole on the South Coast of Dorset.
Closing date: Friday 12 May 2023, 17.30
Winners of the #EverydayMountain Prize competition will be determined by a judging panel whose decision will be final. The judging panel will be held on Tuesday 30 May 2023 and winners will be notified within 7 days of the panel.
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Thank you to Bolt Burdon Kemp – the kind sponsors of the Martin’s Mountain trike prize.
Thanks to all our general sponsors.