Fraser Griggs will be walking the width of the country for charity, just two years after he suffered a stroke...
One of our own Sky Blue army will be taking on the mammoth challenge of walking 186 miles from one side of the country to the other to help raise funds and awareness for the Dallaglio Foundation.
Fraser suffered a stroke in April 2014 and just two years after his illness, he will be walking 300km across the countryside of England and the money he raises will go towards supporting disadvantaged young people.
Fraser has recruited friends from across the world, including local fans from Coventry and Warwickshire to join him on the journey. He is also helping this will be the last leg of his pathway to recovery since suffering a stroke two years ago and hopes to inspire people fellow sufferers that they can achieve the same.
Fraser commented: “I’ve said, when I cross the finish line on 16th May, that’s it the stroke will be history.”
“For me, it is the chance to put a line under it and say, that’s in the past, now I can completely move on from it. They (friends) all see it as a big part of my rehabilitation.”
Fraser was referred to a physiotherapist during his rehabilitation, whom he largely credits with his recovery, and told to set small daily targets but he aimed larger.
“My lifetime ambition was to do the Coast to Coast walk and that was my target,” he said.
Fraser will be joined by 11 friends from Canada, the UK and Australia, and is hoping to receive plenty of donations and support from fellow Sky Blues supporters.
“I’m really overwhelmed. There are only two people younger than me and some not particularly fit (but) we’re inspiring each other," he said.
"We've had so much support from across the world but also had so much backing from Sky Blues supporters. Hopefully we'll see plenty more donations and support from the fantastic Sky Blue Army."