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Pride of Britain nomination for woman who conquered mountain after suffering rare stroke

Rosie Tween has been nominated for a Pride of Britain Award Photo: ITV Anglia.

A Cambridge woman who suffered a rare form of stroke as she cycled to work has been nominated for a Pride of Britain award after conquering Mount Snowdon with a group of friends.

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Rosie Tween had a spinal stroke five years ago, and has not been able to walk since.

Charity ‘Back Up’ helped in her rehabilitation, and as a way to say thank you she started fundraising for them.

As part of her efforts, she and a group of friends became the first all-female team to complete ‘The Snowdon Push’ – a challenge which sees a wheelchair user make it to the top of one of Britain’s highest peaks.

They raised more than £20,000.

Rosie Tween making her way up Snowdon. Credit: ITV Anglia.

I wanted to get that message across about what the charity does, but also what I could do, my life in a wheelchair.

You can get out there and life can still be full and varied, you might have to do things a bit differently but you can still do things.

– Rosie Tween, Pride of Britain nominee.
She still regularly rows and swims. Credit: ITV Anglia.
  • Rosie Tween is one of four contenders from the west of the ITV News Anglia region shortlisted for the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. One will be selected to represent the region.

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