Kelda Wood

Fundraising Hike in Snowdon
23 Jul 2021
Shropshire based charity, Climbing Out, are calling for people to take part in their annual fundraising hike. The event is their biggest fundraiser of the year and this year’s hike has been dubbed the Climbing Out Snowdonia Challenge. The hike is taking place on October 9 in North Wales. Participants can choose to climb between 1 and 4 of Snowdonia's iconic mountains on the day. Every walker will...
Climbing on an outdoor programme
17 Jun 2021
Climbing Out has been awarded two grants by The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust to help the charity support members of the armed forces, veterans and their family members. Climbing Out, which operates out of Shropshire, helps people across the UK. The charity works with people aged 18 years and over who have been through a life-changing injury, illness, or trauma to rebuild their confidence,...
Kelda Wood ready for her triathlon challenge
03 Jun 2021
Since sustaining an irreparable leg injury in 2002, Kelda Wood MBE has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, become the first adaptive female to row solo across the Atlantic to raise awareness for her charity Climbing Out and she was the first adaptive woman to reach the summit of Mount Aconcagua - the highest mountain in South America. Her next challenge is to complete a series of triathlons this year,...
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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