Colonel Tom Moore inspires Scottish Rugby legend Mike Biggar to raise funds for the NHS
30th April 2020
Colonel Tom Moore inspires Scottish Rugby legend Mike Biggar to raise funds for the NHS by pushing himself to a new challenge. Some of you who are old enough will remember Mike playing for London Scottish and was capped 24 times for Scotland between 1975 1nd 1980.
You may also recall that he was involved in a horrendous car crash in 1992 which left him in a coma for 5 weeks as a result of head injuries and no real prospect of making a recovery.
Miraculously after 5 weeks on life support, Mike woke from his coma and then started a year of painstaking recovery in hospital supported by a fantastic team of NHS staff.
Slowly but surely he gained the ability to walk and talk again, but frequent falls and some mental deterioration has left him wheelchair bound for the last 10 years.
In March of this year Mike, now 70, had another health scare with a serious kidney infection but again a dedicated team of NHS at the Cheltenham General Hospital nursed him though this setback and he is now home recovering with the support of his wife and the team of carers.
Inspired by by Tom Moore’s incredible fund raising feat to show his appreciation for the NHS, Mike decided to take on a challenge of his own. Mike is trying to walk 500 steps in 30 days and hopes to raise £50,000 for the NHS Together charity.
In 7 days he has managed 100 steps and has so far raised £48,000 which is quite remarkable.
If you feel you would like to support Mike and help him achieve his fund raising target, then you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mike-biggar