Matt hopes to inspire you to join campaign
A FATHER who completed 14 races through 2011 in his wheelchair is hoping this year's loveLIFE campaign will be even "bigger and better".
Forty-year-old Matt Brewster, from Plymstock, joined The Herald's health and wellbeing campaign in January 2012.
He donated thousands of miles from road racing and rowing despite having a degenerative bone disease, avascular necrosis, and a liver condition.
Throughout last year Matt, who wanted to maintain his fitness and good health, got back into rowing after enjoying the sport for so long.
Business Cards From Only £10.95 Delivered www.myprint-247.co.ukView details
Contact: 01858 468192
Valid until: Friday, May 31 2013
He challenged himself, with a combination of wheelchair racing and indoor rowing, to complete 2012 miles in 2012.
He now wants others to sign up to the campaign to make the city even healthier.
He said: "I joined loveLIFE because I wanted an added incentive to what I was already trying to achieve. The campaign was very useful and it was interesting to see what others were doing and draw inspiration from that.
"It's so important we try and make the city a healthier place. Being disabled the one thing I do tend to notice is the amount of people who don't really do themselves any favours.
"I'd urge people to go for it this year and sign up to the campaign. It's always easier to achieve your goals if you're part of a group."
Matt said he is definitely going to rejoin the campaign this year as he attempts to complete 10 sporting events in 10 months.
"The campaign had a good first year so lets make it bigger and better this year. If you're feeling the strain or the bulge after Christmas then sign up to loveLIFE," said Matt.