Disability charity founder born without limbs paddles 108 miles along river Thames to raise funds for his campaign.

Power2Inspire, a disability and inclusion charity based and founded in Cambridge, celebrated 10 years of delivering accessible sports events, by launching their biggest fundraiser yet, the 108 Challenge.

Fonder and chief ambassador, John Willis, who was born without fully formed limbs, took on the challenge and kayaked from Cricklade to Eton Dorney from Sunday, July 23 to July 30.

Willis was joined by a host of volunteers from world champion rowers, to complete novices, for sections of the journey, as he paddled through Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxford.

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John described the challenge as an "incredible experience.

He said: “When I was a child my mother used to inspire me by telling me ‘I can do anything’. I’ve adapted this and my mantra has become ‘I can’t do it… yet’. This is something that has always driven me to take on challenges some may feel are impossible.

“I can’t say it was an easy challenge – far from it. There were sections where I wasn’t sure I could physically continue – but with our wonderful volunteers boosting my morale – I made it, and I’m extremely proud.

“Not only are we hoping to raise funds but are also hoping to raise awareness of inclusion in sport.

“Your donations will help us to continue inspiring people across the globe.”

Alex Laybourne, chief executive officer, said it was an "honour" to support Mr Willis.

Adding: It’s a privilege to be able to celebrate 10 years of Power2Inspire. We’re extremely passionate about providing everyone with the opportunity of playing sport regardless of age, gender, faith, ethnicity or disability.

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The charity is hoping to raise £25,000 and has asked schools, care homes, businesses and the public to get involved by taking part in their own 108 challenge. They could cycle 108km, swim 108 laps, read 108 pages, bake 108 cakes or any other activity that reaches 108.

Find out more on how you can support them here.