Teenage wheelchair user conquers Hadrian’s wall in 84-mile challenge

Brynn Hauxwell, 17, travelled 84 miles in his wheelchair as he raised over £12,000 for Ability Shetland.

Teenage wheelchair user Brynn Hauxwell conquers Hadrian’s wall for charity Brynn Hauxwell via Supplied

A teenage wheelchair user from Shetland has conquered Hadrian’s wall to raise money for a local charity.

Brynn Hauxwell reached the end of the 84-mile route on Sunday, after setting off from Bowness-on-Solway, Cumbria, on Friday, June 27.

The 17-year-old has raised £12,500 for Ability Shetland, a charity that provides support to people all over Shetland and introduced him to the unique mountain trike he used.

Brynn, who is autistic and has ADHD, severe asthma, and fixed ankle contractures, first visited the historical landmark when he was young, but had been able to complete the entirety of the route.

Brynn completed the route in ten days.

The Yell born teenager has said the best feeling about being able to complete the trail is “knowing that it will help so many others”.

He told STV News: “Really glad that I took this on and the best way to describe this whole experience is like a rollercoaster, literally, physically and mentally.

“I’m so glad that I didn’t quit after a really tough, gruelling trek on day five, when we had nonstop torrential rain, low lying fog and even thunder over the worst part of the whole trail and I injured my wrist and also my leg.

“But with a fantastic team behind me and the support of the local community, I kept at it, and it just got better and better.

“It is all very surreal still and it hasn’t quite sunk in that I did it.

“It feels amazing that we have raised over £12,500 (with gift aid) for Ability Shetland and knowing that it will help so many others.”

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