A woman from Leicestershire who's raised thousands of pounds for charity has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours List.
In 2007 Claire Lomas was left paralysed after a riding accident, but has since gone on to raise huge sums for spinal research. Now she's been recognised for her charitable and voluntary work
- Video report by Phil Brewster
It's nearly 10 years since a horse riding accident left Claire paralysed from the chest down. Since then she's gone on to raise almost £600,000 for Spinal Research and now those efforts have been recognised by the Queen.
Claire from Eye Kettleby in Leicestershire, first came to prominence in 2012 when she took part in the London Marathon in a robotic suit. It took her 17 days to complete the course and she raised more than £200,000 in the process. She's gone on to complete a number of challenges earlier this year she completed the Great North Run - five days after starting.
Although there's been dark days Claire Lomas is looking forward to a new chapter. Claire is 32 weeks pregnant and will be welcoming a new addition to the home in February next year.