Yoga day for Myfanwy

Myfanwy Foster with her daughter Perdita and son Horatio

Myfanwy Foster with her daughter Perdita and son Horatio

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A YOGA day is being held at Larmer Tree Gardens on Sunday to raise money to help a woman who was left paralysed after a car crash.

The event is being organised by Caroline Wilkinson of Wilkinson Yoga, to raise money for an all terrain wheelchair for Myfanwy Foster.

Mrs Foster’s car overturned in Burcombe on November 22 last year after sliding on black ice. She was cut free by Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service and taken by air ambulance to Southampton General Hospital, where she remained in intensive care for a month.

Mrs Foster, whose injuries included a fractured vertebra in her neck, was then moved to Salisbury District Hospital for five months and she has recently returned to her home in Sutton Mandeville.

Mother-of-four Mrs Foster attended yoga classes run by Mrs Wilkinson for a number of years before her accident.

Yoga teacher Mrs Wilkinson, who has been helping Mrs Foster with breathing exercises since the crash, said: “We are raising money for an offroad, all-terrain wheelchair so she can get out with her children into the countryside and enjoy time out and about.”

A day of yoga to support the Foster family is taking place at the New Pavilion at Larmer Tree Gardens in Tollard Royal on Sunday, with two sessions from 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 4.30pm. There is a suggested donation of £20 for each session, or £40 for the day, but those attending are urged to give whatever they are able to.

All abilities are welcome. Lunch will be available to buy, with herbal tea and biscuits freely available, or people can take along picnics.

To find out more or to book a place, contact Mrs Wilkinson on 01722 781185 or email cj@wilkinson yoga.co.uk.

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