Posted by Calico UK - 09:55 on 11 July 2017
Calico is pleased to be sponsoring the new website for one of our longest serving customers, Karen Darke from Inverness.
Karen is a full-time athlete with the British Para-Cycling Team and became Paralympic Champion in the Rio 2016 Paralympics. If that wasn't not enough, she's also a motivational speaker and delivers talks about overcoming challenge, embracing change, making the 'impossible' possible and about stretching ourselves. She speaks to audiences around the world: in schools, social enterprises, charities, small businesses and global companies.
The number 79 is special to Karen for a number of reasons - the gold she won was the 79th medal at Rio, and gold is the 79th element in the periodic table. Because of this, she is embarking on "QUEST 79" which involves her travelling to 7 continents in 9 significant handbike rides, unsupported by any vehicle other than a bike, and raising funds for a charity close to her heart: The Spinal Inuries Association (SIA). Karen also encourages everyone to take on their own quest and find their own INNER GOLD: to connect with their passion, bring friends and people together and help others at the same time by raising money for a good cause.
You can find out more about Karen at her new website.
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