An amputee is aiming to show youngsters there’s no barrier to taking up sport by opening up the world of triathlon.
Graeme Moore lost his lower right leg to nerve damaging condition Charcot-Marie-Tooth.
However, the loss of one of his limbs has failed to stop the sports coach from taking part in activities.
Now, he is volunteering his time at Bamburgh School, which caters for youngsters with special needs, where he hopes to open up the sport of triathlon to youngsters.
Last week, the 53-year-old hosted a taster session at Brinkburn Community Centre for pupils from the school.
The event, which saw youngsters take part in running, cycling and swimming, was made possible with the help of police, who donated a number of bikes for use.
I really can’t thank everyone who made the day possible enoughGraeme Moore
Halford’s also stepped in to carry out a service on the cycles and donated helmets to the pupils.
Mr Moore said: “I really can’t thank everyone who made the day possible enough – the police for donating the bikes, Halford’s for checking them over and for donating the helmets and Jean Copp and Brinkburn Community Centre for her support.
“It was such an amazing day and to see the children when they turned up and the smiles on their faces when they were fitted with helmets and given a bike, you really can’t put it into words.
“They had a great time taking part in running, cycling and swimming and it gave them a real insight into triathlon.”
Zoe Doyle, a teacher at Bamburgh school, based at Horsley Hill Community Campus, said: “The pupils really enjoyed the taster session with Graeme, it was such a great opportunity for them to try out something different.
“We had pupils from across the years taking part and they had so much fun. The bikes were donated by the police and Halfords helped to clean them up and donated helmets for the children – it really was an excellent day.”