On Saturday 20th August 2022, I (or should I say, Poison Ivy!) will be joining forces with my team of girl power enthusiasts in the SMSR Superhero Triathlon powered by Marvel. A disability sports series for the everyday Superhero!

Rolling it out in our Super Hero costumes, our mission is to complete various distances with swimming, biking & running. (I will be doing a 3km hand cycle) along the banks of Dorney Lake in Windsor.

Our aim is to raise as much money as possible for this incredible charity (Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research) who are developing solutions for 3 main issues that people living with spinal cord Injury suffer from on a daily basis: Debilitating bladder infections, chronic nerve pain and developing technologies for upper limb movement that would be utterly life changing for people like me.

I’ve been paralysed for 8 years, so If I could raise £1 for every year I’ve had my Injury - a total of £8 per person or whatever you can afford, I would be forever grateful!

Here’s to enabling people living with disabilities not just to live normal lives but extraordinary ones!

Thank you for anything you can give to support me, and this fantastic charity.

Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research Ambassador Heidi Herkes, aka Poison Ivy

Charlotte Minoprio