Former gunner sets sights on fundraising dinner in West Runton

Former RAF gunner Duncan Slater is a guest at Crayford and Abbs Charity Black Tie Dinner at the Lin

Former RAF gunner Duncan Slater is a guest at Crayford and Abbs Charity Black Tie Dinner at the Links Hotel in West Runton on Saturday, April 30. - Credit: Archant

A former RAF gunner who was badly wounded in Afghanistan is a guest speaker at a fundraising dinner in north Norfolk this weekend to support Great Britain's Paralympic team in their quest to reach Rio this summer.

Duncan Slater had his legs amputated after he was injured in a roadside blast in Babaji in July 2009.

Four years later he became the first double amputee to ski to the South Pole as part of the Walking With The Wounded Allied Challenge.

The former Sergeant, who has just become the first double leg amputee to undertake the Marathon des Sables – the toughest footrace on Earth - is a guest at Crayford and Abbs Charity Black Tie Dinner at the Links Hotel in West Runton on Saturday, April 30.

Tickets are priced £40 per head. However, there are only 10 seats left. To book, call 01263 588160.


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An exclusive 18 seat box at the 02 to see either Rod Stewart (November 22) or Status Quo (December 11) is also up for grabs courtesy of Nissan. Anyone can submit a bid up to Saturday lunchtime.

Meanwhile, local athletes of all abilities have been running, cycling and swimming the 5,876 mile distance from Bodham to Rio and matching the miles with pounds via fundraising.

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Kevin Abbs, Director at Crayford and Abbs car dealership in Bodham, said: 'Raising funds for the British Paralympic Association is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference to ParalympicsGB team and directly contribute to their performances in Rio. Not only this, but your money will also go a long way to inspiring a shift in perceptions of disabled people and the things they can achieve.'

To donate, log on to https://mydonate.bt.com/events/crayfordandabbsnissanltd

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