Deb Drew Fund 3 Peaks Challenge

£5,395 of £10,000 goal

Raised by 182 people in 8 months
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Gym members from Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash Club are taking part in the National 3 Peaks Challenge to raise funds to help brave  fellow gym member Deb Drew, who nearly drowned when she tried to rescue a young boy in heavy surf in north Devon.


Deb Drew had been body- boarding at Woolacombe Beach while on holiday with her two sons In August 2014, when she selflessly attempted to save a nine-year-old boy who had got into difficulties.

But the act of bravery left her fighting for life.

Both the boy and Deb, former Vice-Chair at Stourbridge Lawn Tennis and Squash Club, were unconscious when they were pulled from the water and flown by RAF helicopter to North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple.

The youngster is thought to have suffered kidney damage following the drama on August 26 2014, but he reportedly survived his ordeal to make a "near full recovery" according to the RNLI in north Devon.

Chances of a recovery, however, looked extremely bleak for former pharmaceutical firm rep Deb, who suffered a cardiac arrest.

She was later transferred to Russell’s Hall Hospital in Dudley but remained in a coma for around five months.

Against the odds, however, her condition stabilized and after prolonged treatment in brain injury rehabilitation units, her long term goal was to be able to return to the family home. Despite being wheelchair bound this was made possible after a care package was put in place and substantial adaptations and alterations were made to the house, funded partly by previous generous fund raising by friends and family.

However, although now home after a four year absence, Deb faces a long battle ahead of constant physiotherapy, occupational therapy and neurological treatment. She is also heavily reliant on smart technologies to provide her with a degree of independence.

In order to raise money for much needed technological support, Gym members from Stourbridge Tennis Club will embark on the grueling 'National 3 Peaks Challenge' in July 2019. The stiff challenge is to climb the peaks of Ben Nevis, Scafell and Snowdon all within 24 hours. The expedition will be totally funded by the individuals taking part to ensure that Deb receives 100% of the  money raised. The 30 strong group have already started training in order to be able to support their friend and are looking forward to raising in excess of £10,000. The money raised will be spent to enable Deb to receive regular physiotherapy sessions which are not available on the NHS. They also hope to fund a new bed and help to acquire a Motability vehicle.

Brave Deb returns home
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Thank you to everyone who has donated so far! Last Saturday we held a successful fund raising event which raised just over £1,300. Our training walks are going well. Next weekend will see many group members scaling Scafell or Snowdon! Please keep liking and sharing our link so that we can reach as wide an audience as possible. Thank you!
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Training for the 3 Peaks Challenge has started to get serious! Our target is £10,000, to fund regular physiotherapy sessions, a new bed and to help to acquire and support the running of a Motability vehicle.
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