Robert Shepherd was left blind and epileptic after he crashed his motorbike into a lorry.
He is hoping to encourage other bikers to take road safety seriously:
More top news
The money will fund redevelopment plans at Whitehaven North Shore, including junction and pedestrian and improvements to the Bransty area.
Should Universal Credit be put on pause? Paul Brand and guests discuss the benefit reform that's under fire from Labour.
Stormy weather on the way.