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Thousands raised for Yeadon man Callum Hall
8:00am Monday 9th September 2013 in Local news
Cyclists have raised thousands of pounds to help a man who was left paralysed after stepping on a sea urchin.
Members of Yarnbury RFC in Horsforth presented a cheque for £7,400 to Callum Hall, who was paralysed from the chest down after developing a rare spinal infection.
Callum, from Yeadon, is determined to walk again and has launched an appeal to buy specialised equipment to help him achieve his aim. He is also determined to attend the Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.
A spokesman for the club said: “Callum, who attended the presentation to thank Yarnbury members personally, also gave a short, inspirational speech on what he was aiming to achieve with the additional funds to help him achieve his personnel goal of attending Rio Paralympic Games in 2016.
“Many of the 150 members present, many of them sportsmen themselves, were deeply moved by his motivating words.” Rugby club members raised the money in June by cycling from their base in Horsforth to Yarnbury House in Grassington.