September 27th, 2016

Bromsgrove’s David goes the extra mile

Bromsgrove’s David goes the extra mile Bromsgrove’s David goes the extra mile
Updated: 9:06 am, Jun 10, 2016

A BROMSGROVE man who had leg amputated has completed a 31.7-mile walk for local charity Young at Heart.

David Hancock beat the challenge from Birmingham to Stratford upon Avon on Sunday (June 5) after he spent the few years providing transport to and from Birmingham.

He has chosen to help the cause which supports children and babies with heart defects and their families.

The 51-year-old had his leg amputated in 2014 due to issues with blood circulation but has not let it stop him from being active and this time he decided to go one step further.

“I never thought in a million years that I’d step foot in the gym let alone be able to take on a challenge like this, but having been training hard at Perdiswell Leisure Centre I knew that I could do it.

“The last five miles were probably the hardest though but through determination and team work we managed it.”

The keen sportsman joined Perdiswell Leisure Centre after his surgery and this is where he completed his training the 31-mile trek.

To support him in his challenge they gave him a free membership.

Operations manager Sarah Hughes said: “David is a great inspiration to both staff and members here at the centre and proof that if you have the right mindset, you can achieve anything.”

• <b>Visit to donate. </b>