Words by Abi Scaife
A hiker with chronic pain is raising funds for charity.
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Sarah Curran, from Keswick, suffered from an osteochondral defect in 2015, resulting in two surgeries and pain that continues to bother her today.
Despite this, Sarah has embarked on a hike to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society, a cause which is incredibly close to her heart.
How’s it going?
She has completed the 214 Wainwright fells in the Lake District for the second time - a huge win which she achieved in six months!
All funds raised by Sarah went to the Alzheimer’s Society, and she is continuing to use her love of hiking as a chance to spread awareness - not just of Alzheimer’s, but of her own chronic pain issues.
She believes it's important to educate others about disabilities and that not all crutches are temporary, saying; “things need to change so that it isn't a shock to see someone on a crutch up Scafell Pike”.
At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.
Dementia UK. This is a charity that provides Admiral Nurses for families affected by dementia, to help support those in need. Find out more here.
Alzheimer’s Research UK. Alzheimer's Research UK are the UK's leading Alzheimer's research charity aiming to find a cure for dementia. Learn how to support them here.
Alzheimer’s Society. They are working towards a world without dementia, and are giving help to those living with dementia today, and providing hope for the future. Learn more here.