Aspire Trustee Breaks Records
David Edwards has been an Aspire Trustee for several years. He’s a passionate supporter of the Charity and is heavily involved in the many of the Committees that are an essential part of the work that goes on behind the scenes. But away from the office his real passion is fast cars.
David holds an International Race Licence and has recently been looking to take on an extra special challenge. He set about the target of breaking some of the UK’s speed records and began the process of preparing his 1971 Lola T222 Chevrolet Can-Am racecar.
We were delighted when it was announced that David’s big day at the track was hugely successful – he took the records in both the 500m flying start and the 1 mile standing start categories. David is understandably chuffed, but he also thinks that his achievements just reinforce the fact that being disabled doesn’t prevent you putting your efforts into doing whatever you choose:
I might not be the most mobile person, but I don’t let that stop me. For me, there’s not a lot of difference between disabled and non-disabled people. If you are going to be successful you have to find something that interests you, you must sustain that interest and it must suit your personality. Then you will excel.