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Inspirational Claire Lomas to be Guest of Honour at the Cocklebarrow Fair
Claire Lomas, who was paralysed from the chest down in an eventing fall in 2007 and who has since become the first paraplegic to walk the London Marathon in a ReWalk Robotic suit, is to be the guest of honour at the Heythrop Hunt’s Cocklebarrow Country Fair at Aldsworth, Glos on 28 June.
Thirty-four-year-old Claire has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for Spinal Research since her accident, and won the Helen Rollason Award for Inspiration at the Sunday Times Sportswomen of the Year Awards in 2012.
Claire will take part in the Cocklebarrow Country Fair’s legendary Celebrity Donkey Derby, and will be signing copies of her new book, Finding My Feet.
“We are thrilled that Claire is able to come to the Cocklebarrow Country Fair,” said country fair organiser and Heythrop joint-master Nessie Lambert. “Her determination to find the positives in her situation, her bravery and her incredible achievements since her accident are utterly inspirational.”
As well as the celebrity donkey derby, the Cocklebarrow Country Fair offers a range of attractions, from an inter-hunt relay to a parade of ex-racehorses including Cheltenham Gold Cup winner Denman and Grand National winner Comply Or Die, gate-jumping and hound racing.
There is a wide programme of events for children, including gymkhana, showjumping, a bouncy castle and other fairground attractions. The brilliant family dog show is back, as well as a terrier and lurcher show and terrier racing.
A wide range of tradestands, beer tent and locally-produced food will be available. In the evening, Cocklebarrow will host the Heythrop Hunt Summer Fiasco, tickets for which cost £10.
Entrance to the Cocklebarrow Country Fair costs £5. Cocklebarrow is near Aldsworth, Glos and will be signed from the A40.
: 30/05/2014 10:19:50
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