Kelda Wood

Kelda Wood
31 Dec 2020
Kelda Wood has been recommended to Her Majesty the Queen for the honour of an MBE in the New Years Honour List 2021, published on December 31, 2020. An accident in 2002 left Kelda with a leg injury that ended her dreams of becoming an Olympic horse rider. After rebuilding her confidence, Kelda changed her focus and eventually retrained as an outdoor instructor. In 2010 she launched the charity...
14 Dec 2015
A Shropshire woman hoping to represent Team GB at next year’s Paralympics has been given a funding boost by UK Sport. Kelda Wood, who lives near Shrewsbury, is bidding to be part of the canoeing team at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio and is appealing for sponsorship to help her pursue her dream. She needs to raise £20,000 to be able to continue to train full-time, and is now only £9,000 off her...
09 Nov 2015
An inspirational woman from Shropshire who formed a charity to help young people turn their life around following major injury or illness will be the speaker at an awards ceremony next year. Kelda Wood established the charity, Climbing Out, to work with young people facing life-changing injury and illness after she herself was badly injured in a horse riding accident. Now, five years on, the...
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