London Chapter support ex-servicemen to compete internationally in wheelchair racing

Friday, 30 March 2018

The Lion and Lamb Chapter No. 192 in London is supporting disabled ex–serviceman Andy Bracey as he attempts to compete on the international stage in wheelchair racing

Andy, who resides in Southend, Essex, was injured in a motorcycle accident during leave from the Army. After several unsuccessful operations on his spine, he was confined to a wheelchair and was told he would never walk again.

After enduring a bitter struggle for several years, he eventually took up wheelchair basketball. It was during here that one of his team members told him about wheelchair racing and led him to be chosen for the Invictus Games in Orlando, America, in 2016. He then went on to win two silver and two bronze medals for Great Britain.

Andy was chosen again for the Invictus Games a year later and went to Toronto, Canada, where he returned with four silver medals.

He is now looking to compete at international level for his country, which means a better class of racing, and he is preparing for trials to be held in Switzerland and Australia. To achieve his goal and compete for gold medals he needs to raise £4,000

As a result, the Lion and Lamb Chapter have donated £100 towards his cause.

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