Aaron spins his magic to raise thousands for charity

Aaron spins his magic to raise thousands for charity

Aaron spins his magic to raise thousands for charity

First published in News Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior Features Writer

FEARLESS wheelchair rugby supremo Aaron Phipps worked  hundreds of fitness enthusiasts into a spin to raise thousands of pounds for charities in Hampshire.

The Paralympian from Totton proved exactly why his Team GB mates call him “the monster” as he led 209 fundraisers in a cycling marathon called The Big Spin.

The 29-year-old lost his fingers, a thumb and both legs below the knee after contracting meningitis as a schoolboy. He now plays the adrenalin-fuelled sport known as “murderball” and he made sure the fundraisers in the New Forest did not stop pedalling for four hours on static bikes at Totton Health and Leisure Centre.

A raffle was also held and  more than £3,500 was raised for the Naomi House children’s hospice, Honeypot Children’s Charity and Southampton NHS Foundation Trust.

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