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Outspoken, outgoing and outstanding when it comes to raising cash for charity, Swasie Turner MBE tells his tale of overcoming adversity in his autobiography, When One Door Closes.
As a Sergeant on patrol with an officer on Merseyside, Swasie was ruthlessly run over by a motorcyclist who sped away from the scene. Swasie was left with life-changing injuries, wheelchair-bound and struggling to cope with his beloved wife’s illness. He was plunged into the depths of despair on the death of his wife, but emerged more determined than ever to devote his life to fund-raising for others in need.
To date, Swasie has raised over £1million for a number of charities that are principally concerned with providing assistance to those who have suffered from mental or physical disabilities. He has completed challenges from abseiling to long-distance pushes across Europe, all in his NHS wheelchair. He is an inspirational speaker and addresses crowds from small community groups to large corporate events.
Custodial Review editor Victoria Galligan said, "This is such an inspirational book, detailing how a promising police carer can be over in a moment. Faced with disability and heartbreak, Swasie did what looked like an impossible task by pushing through his grief and brushing aside the loss of a leg to embark on a series of punishing challenges. Swasie has not only overcome his own personal battles but has smashed them and continues to so do with his can-do attitude. "
When One Door Closes includes a foreword by Simon Weston CBE with a personal endorsement by the former High Sheriff of Merseyside, Michael Potts.
Buy When One Door Closes (Jeremy Mills Publishing Ltd, D & M HERITAGE Ltd) priced £9.99 from all good bookshops and via Jeremy Mills direct.