Martha Lane-Fox takes on the Three Peaks to support AbilityNet

We are delighted that our patron Martha Lane-Fox has chosen to support AbilityNet as she takes on the Three Peaks Challenge later this year.

Martha, who suffered a stroke and broke 26 bones in a life-changing car crash in 2004, is setting out to conquer the three highest peaks in the UK.

TwMartha Lane-Fox in training walking up a hill with a tree in the distanceenty years on from her accident she is will be climbing Snowden on April 20th, Scafell Pike on May 5th and Ben Nevis on September 7th. You can find more details on her Martha's Mountain Mayhem external fundraising page. 

Martha will not be alone on during this mountain marathon as her two seven-year-old boys will be joining her. Can you support their amazing challenge?

Donate to Martha's fundraiser

About Martha's chosen charities

"I want to raise a serious amount of money for four charities which are linked to my story," says Martha on her fundraising page.

"Firstly, who help people navigate the recovery from extreme physical trauma. They are building an amazing support network of peers, but the need is enormous and they want to expand into every major trauma centre in the UK."

"Secondly, who train girls in refugee camps with computer science and digital skills. If I had not be fortunate enough to be involved in the early days of e-commerce, I would not have had the resources to find the best care both at home and in hospital. These girls may never leave the camps, but at least they have more opportunity to get work through new skills. IATC wants to have trained 1m girls by 2030.

"Thirdly, AbilityNet who work to help everyone use digital services, particularly people with disabilities."

"Please help me to help these different charities, all of whom plug vital holes in different systems of care," says Martha.

Martha's role with AbilityNet

Martha Lane-Fox texting with her noseMartha Lane Fox (Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho) became our patron in 2011. She took part in our Look No Hands campaign, alongside Stephen Fry, which showed how challenging technology can be to some disabled people. She also won our Tech4Good Special Award in 2023.

As a charity that offers support to disabled and older people and aims to make the digital world accessible to all, we are delighted Martha has chosen to support AbilityNet.

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