Charity

Each year, we choose one of many deserving charities to honour and fundraise for throughout our eventing season. 

We are delighted to be welcoming Claire Lomas back to Osberton this year, on the eve of her new Marathon challenge. 

Claire returns to Osberton for the first time since her accident in 2007 which left her paralysed from the chest down.

Claire will be sharing her incredible story with us, during a business lunch on Friday 1st October - speaking about how the moment that turned her life upside down has put her on a new path which has led her to achieve some remarkable feats.

In 2012 Claire made worldwide headlines when she completed the London Marathon taking 17 days, she has learnt to ride motorbikes and is on a mission to become a pilot as well as finding a new career, having two daughters and fundraising over £800,000 to help cure paralysis. 

Throughout the week at Osberton, we will be raising money for Whizz Kids, who are Claire's chosen charity for the Marathon. Whizz Kids' mission is to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the equipment, support and life skills they need, when they need them – giving them the chance to develop their full potential.

For more information please click HERE

Claire in her Bionic Suit

This is the suit Claire used to walk the London Marathon in 2012 - which took her 17 days and she raised a huge £210,000 for Spinal Research

Claire's latest challange - Flying!

Claire is currently learning to fly a Flexwing Microlight with a goal of obtaining her Private Pilot Licence in the next year.

Claire trying her hand at riding a motorbike

2018 saw Claire smash her marathon PB ... in 9 days and start her British Superbike lap challenge. Claire became the first paralysed female in the UK to get her motorbike race licence - a remarkable achievement as she had never ridden a motorbike before her accident.

Claire competing at Pau before her accident