Darren broke his back in a rock climbing accident back in August 2016 leaving him instantly paralysed from the chest down and changing his life forever.

Now, the long process of his road to rehabilitation, which has ultimately seen him become a member of the GB kayaking team, is proving an inspiration to others in a similar situation.

His story, which he was encouraged to start writing during his five month stay at the Midland Centre for Spinal Injuries (MCSI) in Oswestry, is a moving and honest account of the day-to-day challenge of trying to come to terms with his injury.

Darren's story, Strength through Adversity, has also become a charity which looks to improve the opportunities for people to take part in sport in Shropshire. 

If you are interested in booking Darren for an event, please contact  Helen Madden