Claire Lomas completes London Marathon - how can Melton Mowbray honour her?
By melton_mark | Wednesday, May 09, 2012, 11:08
The inspirational Claire Lomas yesterday completed the London Marathon after 16 days walking in her 'bionic suit'. Claire was left paralysed from the chest down after an eventing accident in 2007 and has raised over £100,000 for Spinal Research. Now she's enjoying a well earned rest, I wonder how we in Melton Mowbray can honour her?
Claire Lomas on BBC News - click on the link in the story to watch the full video
Her story has made local, national and international news, and below is a selection of links including some great video footage from the BBC which was used on their news bulletins throughout the day.
- This is Leicestershire - Cheers and kisses as 'bionic' woman Claire finishes marathon
- BBC News inc Video - Paralysed woman Claire Lomas treasures 16-day London marathon
- Time Magazine - With Help of a 'Bionic' Suit, Paralyzed Woman Finishes London Marathon
Spinal Research also Tweeted this picture of today's national newspaper's which feature pictures of Claire completing the marathon on the front page of both The Guardian and The Independent.
Claire lives in Eye Kettleby just outside Melton Mowbray and having seen so much coverage of her on TV over the past few days, it's got me thinking about how Melton Mowbray can honour her achievement? We can individually donate to Spinal Research on her Just Giving page, but I wonder if there could be a public recognition of her achievement by the town as a whole?
Having seen her walking the streets of London, it would be great to see her on a short walk in Melton Mowbray. Whether this is possible or not - I understand the bionic suit was borrowed for the marathon - I hope the people of Melton Mowbray will have an opportunity to publically show their support and appreciation for her. Well done Claire - you are an inspiration!
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