This summer Living Sport Partnerships Manager, Rebecca Evans, is taking part in the Superhero Series At Home Superheroes challenge powered by Marvel.

Superheroes Series is the UK’s one and only disability sports series. Between 17
th July and 14th August Rebecca will join thousands of individuals and teams who are clocking up kilometres virtually in this nationwide challenge. Participants can take part in any way they like - from cycling to swimming, wheeling to skating or using their senses towards their mission. 

Living Sport is an official Charity Friend of the Superhero Series and has offered free fundraising places to individuals and charities throughout Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. All funds raised through the Living Sport places will go directly to our disability work in the county. We work across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough empowering disabled people to be active, however they want. 

Leading by example, Rebecca is taking part in the challenge to support the fundraising initiative. She has set herself the task of completing a double marathon distance (85km) in her day chair during the month-long challenge. 

Rebecca has had Cerebral Palsy from birth and has experienced first-hand the power of sport to change lives. In her case, swimming created many opportunities for day-to-day fitness as well as competition. Participating in sport has provided Rebecca with many benefits including confidence, resilience, academic achievement, life skills and a career. Not forgetting lifelong friends. 

Rebecca said: “The double marathon challenge will be tough but I’m determined to achieve my goal, and hope this will inspire others to get active.

From my own experience, I know that an active life is the key to staying independent. I’m passionate about making sure that everybody has access to sport and physical activity the way they want, so that they can life happy, healthy and fulfilled lives. I’m keen to fundraise for Living Sport to support everything they do locally to help make this happen.”  

Every At Home Superheroes participant is entered in one of six super teams – each with its own Marvel theme and led by a Celebrity Team Captain – to race a combined total of 55,553km. The teams will race each other virtually to some of the world’s most sought-after travel destinations with progress tracked on the mission’s Super World Map. 

  • To support Rebecca on her At Home Superheroes mission to help raise funds for Living Sport's disability work you can donate here. 
  • Follow Living Sport on Facebook and Twitter for updates on Rebecca's challenge and the At Home Superheroes mission.
  • Find out more about Superhero Series here. 
  • You can read more detail on Rebecca’s sporting journey here.