Former rally co-driver needs your help!

About Woody. Chris Wood is a former professional rally co-driver having been with works teams for Ford, Peugeot and Volkswagen, sitting alongside (among many others) Jimmy and Alister McRae, Martin Rowe, Jonny Milner, David Higgins and his great friend, the late World Rally Champion, Richard Burns. Chris has four children and is now residing in sunny Huddersfield. 

His injury. Chris was due to take part in a charity bike ride to Paris in the summer of 2013. A few days before Christmas 2012, he had a minor fall. The resultant injury had massive consequences. He damaged two vertebrae at the top of his spinal cord which rendered him tetraplegic, with little or no movement below the neck. After ten months in hospital and having had physio rehabilitation, he managed to gain some movement in his left arm but disappointingly not his hands, meaning he can no longer touch or feel anything.

What he needs.Chris is desperate to regain full arm movement and this may be possible using Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) equipment. FES is the most up to date and effective rehabilitation technique and may help his aim of being able to lead a more independent life. He also needs an electric wheelchair, hoists and other items. 

OUR TARGET FIGURE. We are required to put a target figure in for this campaign but there is no target. Chris is still a young man and has many years ahead where equipment and physio will have to be paid for. We put in £40,000 as a number and have been blown away to have passed that. We need all we can get!

These are just examples of what he will need (some of which we have now bought thanks to you!)

Tailwind Wheelchair. Next-generation powered wheelchair with one touch operation for tetraplegics.

Functional Electrical Stimulation machine to rebuild core muscles.

Batec Electric with tetraplegic controls. Motorcycle like adaptation for manual wheelchair with long-range capability.

contribution or help towards this cause will be very much appreciated.

Keep up to date with us here and via Twitter

View the #HelpWoody Facebook page at 

Our patrons are Kris Meeke, 2014 World Rally Championship driver with the Citroen Racing Team and Jason Plato, double British Touring Car champion. With thanks also, to Prodrive for their support.

Chris checking pacenotes with Alister McRae on the 1995 RAC rally.


  • Steve DMS 
    • £100 
    • 78 mos
  • christine wright 
    • £50 
    • 80 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 
    • 81 mos
  • Patrick Keenan 
    • £20 
    • 84 mos
  • And Burton 
    • £50 
    • 84 mos
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Grand Prix Diary 
Amberley, South West England, United Kingdom
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