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Nurse taking on Mount Snowdon challenge in her wheelchair

A former clinical nurse specialist is preparing take on Mount Snowdon in her wheelchair.
Rosie Tween

A former clinical nurse specialist is preparing take on Mount Snowdon in her wheelchair

Rosie Tween, had a spinal stroke while cycling to work at the haematology and oncology ward of Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2013.

Despite being told she would never walk again, Ms Tween has continued to lead a fully active life, including completing several fundraising events – the latest of which takes place in Wales on 1 July.

She will be joined by a 15-strong team, including her daughters Eve and Beth, for the Snowdon Push , in aid of Back Up – a charity which supports people affected by spinal cord injuries.

They are hoping to raise almost £13,000.

A former clinical nurse specialist is preparing take on Mount Snowdon in her wheelchair


Rosie Tween with members of her team ahead of the challenge to conquer Mount Snowdon. 

Rosie Tween, had a spinal stroke while cycling to work at the haematology and oncology ward of Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge in 2013.

Despite being told she would never walk again, Ms Tween has continued to lead a fully active life, including completing several fundraising events – the latest of which takes place in Wales on 1 July.

She will be joined by a 15-strong team, including her daughters Eve and Beth, for the Snowdon Push, in aid of Back Up – a charity which supports people affected by spinal cord injuries.

They are hoping to raise almost £13,000.

Hillary the wheelchair

She can make the ascent thanks to the efforts of retired engineer Fred Harrison, a volunteer for disability charity REMAP who had specially adapted her wheelchair, nicknamed Hillary.

Nicknamed Hilary, the wheelchair incorporates a BMX bicycle recovered from a local tip, a detachable front wheel and handlebars and has been painted in Back Up’s signature bright orange.

Ms Tween put the wheelchair through its paces during a training trip to the Peak District at the end of May.

‘We are all blown away by the generosity of all those who have sponsored us so far, and fantastically proud to have met our goal,' said Ms Tween.


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