Former Nottingham Rugby player, David Jackson, has announced a charity bike ride to raise money for brain injury charity Headway.
The bike ride will see Jackson cycling from Leeds Carnegie‘s ground to Meadow Lane, all in time for the 3pm kick off on Sunday 30th March. He is planning to set off at 5.30am, leaving him just 9 and a half hours to complete the challenge.
Jackson, who suffered a head injury during training, had to retire early from the sport as a result. He now wants to put his efforts into this bike ride with hopes that the money he raises for Headway will help people suffering from worse injuries that he suffered.
Headway, whose new headquarters were opened in Nottingham by Prince Harry last year, aims to improve life after brain injury through support, services and advice to brain injury survivors, and their family and friends.
On top of the money David Jackson is fundraising, Headway UK say that his openness in talking about the injury is crucial in raising awareness.
We need people who have experienced this to be brave and come forward and say ‘Yes I have had problems’…so people like David coming forward… we’re very grateful.
Luke Griggs, Headway UK
If you would like to support the Nottingham Rugby Charity Cycle Challenge, you can find the fundraising page at JustGiving.