Preston double amputee hosts fundraiser for handcycling

Pauline Doyle raises money to fund a handcycle. Photo: Chloe Doyle

A woman with a double leg amputee is raising money for a handcycle to help her continue raising money for charity.


Preston’s Pauline Doyle lost her first leg above the knee in 2011 due to vascular problems and in 2015 lost her second leg.

Since her amputations, Pauline has parachuted in 2019 and raised £850 for Preston Rehabilitation Center which has supported her and she is planning a second parachute jump later this year to raise money for the Amputation Foundation .

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Pauline said: “I was a bus driver for Stagecoach, and I loved my job and my life. I had to leave my family home, where I raised my son and where I had precious memories.

“So I set myself the goal of walking again; I was determined and finally achieved this goal in 2012. I was thrilled, loving life and enjoying my first granddaughter.

“However, in 2015 I lost my return match. Once again I was determined to walk again and started going to the gym and working very hard.

Pauline hopes a handcycle will help her stay active and raise money for the charities that have supported her throughout the year.

You can contribute to Pauline’s fundraiser here.

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