Reasons we run — Nicky

25 January 2016

Second in a short series featuring some of the amazing people running this year's London Marathon for our charity.

Nicky Ashwell runningNicky Ashwell, who has bionic hand, is taking on the London Marathon to raise awareness of stigma and infrastructure barriers faced by disabled people.

Nicky, a product manager in market analysis for creative industries, has been running for ten years and this will be her seventh marathon.

Born without a right hand, Nicky was fitted with the world’s most lifelike bionic hand last year.

The hand enables her to carry out tasks with both hands for the first time.

‘I want to raise awareness of the problems people with disabilities can face — not in coping with their disability, but with infrastructure restrictions and society’s prejudices.

‘I support Leonard Cheshire Disability because of their work to campaign for change in these areas.

‘I would ideally like any funds I raise to be spent encouraging and supporting young disabled people to achieve their goals, especially in the fields of business and sport.’ — Nicky

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