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Woman with cerebral palsy to take on fundraising ‘shove’ in memory of dad

PUBLISHED: 11:48 04 June 2018

Lisa Borrett who has cerebral palsy is getting ready for a fundraising wheelchair shove in memory of her father. Lisa with her personal trainer Paul Brice at the BWell gym. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lisa Borrett who has cerebral palsy is getting ready for a fundraising wheelchair shove in memory of her father. Lisa with her personal trainer Paul Brice at the BWell gym. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A woman with cerebral palsy will be pushing herself to the limit in memory of her dad.

Lisa Borrett who has cerebral palsy is getting ready for a fundraising wheelchair shove at the BWell Gym, Yarmouth in memory of her father.
Picture: Nick ButcherLisa Borrett who has cerebral palsy is getting ready for a fundraising wheelchair shove at the BWell Gym, Yarmouth in memory of her father. Picture: Nick Butcher

Lisa Borrett, 36, uses a wheelchair and has set herself the challenge of completing two laps of the 400m track at the Wellesley Recreation Ground in Great Yarmouth in aid of disability charities.

Miss Borrett has been in a wheelchair since the age of nine, however, around 10 years ago - with the help of her devoted late dad, Brian - she began to “reduce her medication and take control of her life”.

Her dad took her to see personal trainer, Paul Brice, at BWell gym in Great Yarmouth, with whom she has been training ever since.

But last June, Miss Borrett’s dad died, and now she has set herself a monumental fundraising challenge in his memory.

Mr Brice said: “Lisa has been relentless in her aim to be the best version of herself she can be.

“She has very little strength her limbs and has only ever pushed herself a maximum of ten metres prior to setting herself this challenge, so 800 metres is going to be a real slog.

“It will take her an estimated two and a half to three hours to complete the two laps of the track.”

The money raised from the wheelchair shove will be split between Great Yarmouth disability charity, Centre 81, and her own community interest company, Life Take 2.

Miss Borrett, from Lowestoft, was granted £9,700 of lottery funding to help establish Life Take 2, through which she helps those in similar situations “achieve the unthinkable” by facilitating access to physical fitness advice.

This is not the first time Miss Borrett has tackled such a challenge though.

In 2015, she walked a similar distance with a wheeled walking aid, having spent the previous 25 years in a wheelchair.

Mr Brice said: “Lisa is absolutely determined to help others like herself and she is an ambassador for the benefits of physical activity for those with medical problems, restrictions and disabilities.”

Miss Borrett will be taking on the wheelchair shove on Sunday, June 10 from 10am.

She is aiming to raise £600 and you can donate by visiting her JustGiving page at Lisa Borrett Lttwo.

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