Hello and welcome to the home of Find A Way Not An Excuse!

 I’m Evie Toombes, you may know me best for my background in para showjumping with my horse Daisy, or for my motto of #FindAWayNotAnExcuse, blog and work raising awareness for invisible illnesses. I was born with a form of Spina Bifida, which affects the nerves to my legs, bladder and bowel, but having a passion in life gives me purpose and direction.

When I began sharing my journey and writing blogs I never imagined how many people were in the same situation, feeling alone yet embarrassed- until I began receiving messages telling me how much something I’d written had helped them. Pretty soon I realised that sharing all the things I was so keen to hide could have a positive impact and help towards a shift in perceptions of chronic illnesses.

I am so keen to continue my mission and reach as many people as possible with my message of ‘Find A Way Not An Excuse’, and so far the support and help from people who have truly believed in me and my mission has made this possible.
We have some very exciting plans growing  behind the scenes, if you would like to be involved, want to join us and help support my mission, please get in touch today to find out what’s happening next and how to get involved!
"I am a Para Rider & Hidden Disability Ambassador"

What do you do?

-Deliver public speaking at schools, public engagements and groups to raise awareness and share my journey, whilst encouraging FindAWayNotAnExcuse!
-Share my journey as a para athlete and raise awareness for invisible illnesses

-I compete in para and able bodied showjumping within the British Showjumping association, both nationally and internationally.

-I work at Nottingham University to help educate student nurses

What are your goals?

My aim is to share my personal journey, with the highs and lows, to help educate people on invisible illnesses whilst.

My hope is to one day compete in the paralympics, it’s a. Huge goal of mine and something that is coming closer and closer to being a reality as the sport.

I love writing and will always do it in some way or form.

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