Mother's Day

26 March 2017

Whether it's the success of her inclusive cycling project Wheels for All or her work as a physiotherapist at Gloucestershire House, Mary Clare Faulkner continues to inspire her daughters, Liz and Catherine. 

Above and beyond

Two cyclists on a tandem hand-cycle assisted by two volunteersCreating Wheels for All is just one example of how Mary Clare continually goes above and beyond to attempt to break down barriers for disabled people.

The innovative project gives disabled and non-disabled people alike the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of getting on a bike.

Mary Clare also organises holidays for disabled people, both in the UK and across Europe.

One highlight includes traveling to Germany and staying in Hotel Rheinsberg — the largest accessible hotel in Europe!

‘It can be hard work and tiring but at the same time relaxing because we are all on holiday together in beautiful surroundings.’ — Mary Clare Faulkner

Growing up

Having Mary Clare as their parent has allowed Liz and Catherine to see first-hand the positive impact projects such as Wheels for All can have.

‘Leonard Cheshire has been a part of our lives for nearly as long as I can remember, certainly some of the care home residents have seen myself and my sister Catherine grow up.’ — Liz

Catherine, Mary Clare and Liz

‘There’s one of the residents now enjoying mum’s cycling project who I can remember always taking every opportunity to stealth splash mum in the hydro pool.

‘She’s always had a brilliant sense of humour!

‘It’s such a joy for me to now see her speeding away at mum’s inclusive cycling project, fully under her own steam, grinning away.

‘The last time she’d been cycling was on a tricycle when she was still a child, so it’s amazing for her to be able to zoom along again.’

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