Laura Cartmill has aniridia and autism, which presents challenges for her everyday life. But she hasn’t let her impairments get in the way of her ambition to achieve and inspire.
For example, she plays football at the Torquay United club for people with disabilities, which has helped her confidence to grow tremendously since she joined in 2012.
And now, at the age of 27, she has completed an amazing fundraising challenge to raise money for Aniridia Network.
Laura walked 5 miles a day to clock up 1,000 miles in 200 days. The sponsorship via her Just Giving page brought in nearly £600 for Aniridia Network and similar amounts for 5 other charities.
To complete a challenge like this is incredible. I am so proud about doing this and it’s the most amazing thing I have ever done. This whole challenge has been a journey to inspire other people. It is a special feeling, if anyone has a goal to achieve just go for it. It can be done, you can do anything that you want to achieve. Do it your own way, anything is possible
The challenge started on 30 July 2018 and ended on 15 February 2019.
Now she is planning to go further:
I will be starting a new challenge on 1 August 2020: 5 thousand miles in 500 days. I will be doing 10 miles everyday by mixing walking and cycling. I am so excited already.
A massive thank you to Laura for doing this for us, and all her donors for their support.