Podcast: Schroders-supported Lee Spencer on not being defined by disability

Lee aims to swim 22 miles across the English channel; cycle 1,060 miles from Lands End at the bottom of England to John O’Groats at the top of Scotland; and hike 45 miles summiting the three highest peaks in England, Scotland and Wales. All in two weeks.

After a life changing accident, Lee “woke up the next day in hospital a disabled person. And I believed at that point that the person I was, someone who did define their self by physicality had gone and I'd have to redefine who I was.”

Richard Keers, our Chief Financial Officer and a keen sportsman, caught up with an extremely determined Lee on his change of attitude since that moment.

In this seven minute podcast, discover just how the idea for the challenge struck Lee whilst in hospital. The biggest obstacle he faces and his advice is to anyone embarking on a challenge of their own.

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From the moment Lee gets out of the water, a team of our people will join Lee for each day, cycling and hiking with him over the 14 days. They’re fundraising for  The Royal Marines Charity and our Schroders Giving partners, Samaritans and Snowdon Trust,

We all wish Lee the best of luck and as Lee says: “There will be a way through a challenge, you just have the confidence to keep going and to keep trying.”


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