Disabled military veteran to ski 3,384 miles in three nations for charity to assist fellow injured comrades


A WOUNDED Military veteran is to ski 3,384 miles in three nations for charity to assist fellow injured comrades.

Steve Hughes, 50, suffered spinal twine injury on an assault course with the Royal Artillery at 17.

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Steve Hughes is ready to ski 3,384 miles in three nations for charity to assist injured veterans[/caption]

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Steve suffered spinal twine injury on an assault course with the Royal Artillery at 17[/caption]

Nevertheless it was not till the gunner was medically retired 4 years later that the harm took its toll and he ended up wheelchair certain in 2017.

Subsequent month he tackles a 62-mile sit-ski marathon in Ruhpolding, Germany.

In Could, he makes use of a wheeled ski-board to do 874 miles from Land’s Finish to John o’ Groats.

And in July, he’s off to the US to cowl Route 66’s 2,448 miles.
The dad of 5, of Warrington, Cheshire, hopes to lift £20,000 for 3 veterans’ charities.

Steve stated: “After I got here out the military I might fundraise by working, and I believe I used to be in denial that I wasn’t going to have the ability to maintain working.

“After I misplaced full mobility in my legs I used to be very down and depressed.

“I began doing this as a result of it was one thing to distract myself, I wanted to do one thing to maintain my thoughts busy, the psychological affect of what I’ve been by has affected me far more than I realised for lots of years.


“It will likely be extremely gruelling, I’ve by no means executed so many intense challenges like these in shut succession earlier than.

“I did Lands Ends to John O’Groats in a sports activities wheelchair final yr and I cherished it however the final three days have been extraordinarily robust mentally.

“I’m fairly a decided individual so I needed to push myself this yr to do one thing even greater, and I’ll have the boys we misplaced in my ideas all the best way.”

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It wasn’t till Steve was medically retired 4 years later that the harm took its toll and he ended up wheelchair certain in 2017[/caption]

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Steve served for 4 years in Eire and Germany[/caption]

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Steve hopes to lift £20,000 for 3 veterans’ charities[/caption]

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Steve says when he misplaced full mobility in his legs he was very down and depressed[/caption]

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He credit snowboarding with serving to his psychological well being after turning into wheelchair certain[/caption]


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