Overland Travel Site Of The Week - Driving Home

Colin Javens Spinal Injury Trust


Some 40,000 paraplegics and quadriplegics in the UK - and the numbers swell by 3 every day - are confined to a wheelchair for life - and many, understandably, succumb to feelings of helplessness and hopelessness.

Colin Javens, paralysed from shoulders down in an accident in 2000, used a tiny movement in one wrist to drive again and to launch “Driving Home”: an inspirational fund-raising journey, with him at the wheel, from Stoke Mandeville Hospital in the UK to Cape Town, South Africa.