Martin Symons

Promoting Challenges for Disabled People


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Speaking to NHSBT

Posted by Martin on April 28, 2013 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (1)

On Wednesday 24th April I went to meet staff from NHSBT to talk to them at Norwich City Football Club about my experiences about being a reciepient.

If you would like someone to come and give a talk  to your group/company about giving (and recieving!) blood please contact me via my contact page (sorry, Norfolk, UK only)

Cycle Buddy scheme in Norfolk

Posted by Martin on December 8, 2012 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (0)

I am looking to set up a cycle buddy scheme, but before Ido this, I would like to find out if people would use it.  In order to do this I have put together a fewquestions...’

The idea of the Buddy scheme is for disabled cyclists whowish to participate in cycling but want to have someone to accompany them foreither just for company or so they feel safe. This scheme will only currentlybe for those who own their own bikes/adaptive bikes.

Those accompanying the person will ...

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Martin's Blood Challenge

Posted by Martin on December 7, 2012 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)

I am running a challenge leading uptil Christmas to encourage 100+ people to sign up to donating blood. For more details go to

Please supportt me in this.

Thank you

Disabled Motoring UK Awards - I come Highly Commended

Posted by Martin on September 19, 2011 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

I went to the Disabled Motoring UK Awards on Friday 16th September at the Goodwood Hotel in Chichester. I received the Highly Commended award in the O.A Denly Memorial Award category,

Thanks to whoever nominated me and to Disabled Motoring UK for the Award.

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Latest Web Article

Posted by Martin on August 29, 2011 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Here's my latest article from Disability Horizons

Disabled Motoring UK Awards

Posted by Martin on August 13, 2011 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

I have been nominated and shortlisted for the Disabled Motoring UK's O.A Denly Memorial Award. The awards ceremony is on Friday 16th September when the winners will be announced at the Goodwood Revival festival.

My Boma

Posted by Martin on July 10, 2011 at 6:37 AM Comments comments (0)

I have taken delivery  of my  new boma in time for the Devon Coas to Coast ride on Thursday. Visit the Photos page to see photos

Feature in the Guardian

Posted by Martin on July 7, 2011 at 2:44 PM Comments comments (0)

I have a Boma!

Posted by Martin on March 14, 2011 at 8:44 AM Comments comments (0)

On Friday 11th March, I showed the long version of the award winning Short film 'Being Martin' to raise funds for the Boma Appeal. The evening raised £70.

At the end of the evening, Chris Swiff, Founder and Managing Director of Molten Rock who make the Boma announced that I am a proud owner of a Boma for the amount I've raised so far

Picture below: Martin (left) and Chris Swift

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Heart of gold Film Festival

Posted by Martin on February 25, 2011 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Being Martin is going to be shown at the Heart of Gold Film Festival in Australia on 17th March


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