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25 Aug 2015

World first! Rob Camm completes Tough Mudder in a powered wheelchair

Absolutely over the moon for Rob Camm, the first tetraplegic in the world to take on a Tough Mudder in a powered wheelchair. And we're honoured that he's raised over £5,000 for us in the process.

Rob's paralysed as a result of a car accident, but him and his team took on the Cirencester Tough Mudder on 23 August in his all-terrain wheelchair.

He completed a 12-mile challenge on his wheelchair controlled by his chin. "I wanted to do a Tough Mudder before the accident," he said. "I’ve got a wheelchair that’s capable of doing it, so I thought “why not?” It’s a wheelchair set on top of a quad bike and I’ve not found anything that can stop it, yet."

We supported Rob in intensive care with an eye-controlled computer after his accident. He was able to explore the internet, connect with his friends, play games and adjust to his new situation (watch the video at

You can continue to donate to Rob by texting ROBC93 £3 (or £5 or £10) to 70070, or at his JustGiving page at

Rob Camm and team Special Effect take on Hero Carry as part of their epic journey round Tough Mudder South West this weekend #overcomeallobstacles #neverseenthatbefore

Posted by Tough Mudder UK on Monday, 24 August 2015

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