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HQ: The Medicine Ball Challenge 2021

Even in 2021, there is still a significant stigma attached to mental health problems, including stress, anxiety, PTSD and Depression. I am taking on the Medicine Ball challenge to help break these stigmas and get people talking about their mental health. It's ok to speak up and say i'm not ok.

The challenge involves cuffing a 3kg Medicine Ball to my wrist for 7 days. It may not sound that heavy but being tied to the medicine ball continuously for 7 days is a significant burden. The ball becomes a physical, visual and tangible representation of the invisible burden of mental health so many of us can experience.

The challenge raises money for the following charities. Any support you can offer will be gratefully received and split evenly between the causes.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Combat Stress

My Updates

Ben Explaining to his Daughter what he is doing

Ben at the Gym!

Ben getting the Ball

Chris under the stairs

Darren having a Coffee!!

Chris to Kelly Day 14 Scotland

Chris to Neil Day 14 England

Richard hands over to Chris Day 7 England

Darren hands over to Adam day Wales 14!

Monday 13th

Time to tape up the feet and chill out after a hard few days.

Sunday 12th finish line

Gold Medals all round

Sunday 12th finish line

Group hug and tears realising we came, we did and we completed the 54miles of the Cateran Yomp

Sunday 12th finish line

Emotional crossing the line in memory of 911

Saturday 11th

Image of the silver section time for water

Saturday 11th

Images of the bronze section

Saturday 11th 0600 54 miles in 24hrs Cateran yomp starters line

Official photo of the start line to begin yomping

Friday 10th John Marshall On Route to the Cateran Yomp

Leaving Sunny Annan for Blairgowrie to take part in the Cateran Yomp

Ricky and Richard Day 1 England & Wales

In our Office in Oldham with the TrainWithUs Team!!

Thank you to my Sponsors

£104

Chris Cortopassi

An amazing idea and perfect analogy! Best of luck! If I thought I had the muscles for it I might even be tempted to try it!

£100

Andrew Findlay

Well done to you all! ..and a very worthy cause.

£52

Greg Welch

Great cause guys - good luck - Greg & Rob

£52

Richard Stenson

Great cause George. Well done for everyone involved in raising awareness of mental health problems. Good luck!

£52

Tim Ryall

£50

Jim Arnold

Great job gentlemen, - although taking it to bed was a bit over the top!

£26

Tom Brisbane

Well done to everybody involved in raising awareness of mental health problems.

£26

John Driskell

Good luck lads. Joh & Jenny.

£26

Peter Lord

Well done all. Glad to see you,ve got the balls to do it!

£26

Chinedu Orji

Thanks for the spotlight on mental health as we all need to break the stigma and encourage constructive conversation in our teams.

£25

Mum Dad & Darren

£25

Gill Gant

£25

Penny Mcchord

Well done to all that have taken part.

£25

Colin

Well done Richard

£20.80

Bethany Dissington

£20.80

Laura Bull

Good luck guys, such a great cause.

£20

Glynn Knight

Great effort and worthy cause

£20

Ron And Gaynor Morgan

£20

Emily Morgan

GO FOR IT!

£20

Hannah And Josh

Proud of you Dad - Well done xx

£20

John Bridges

£16

John Frankham

£15.60

Richard Nelson

Lets do this Team!!!

£15.60

Oliver Beech

Fantastic cause, well done everyone.

£15.60

Lyn

£15.60

Karen Fielding

Well done guys… fantastic charity

£15.60

Mo

£15.60

Mark Surey

Arte et Marte

£15.60

James Clayton

Cracking effort and cause. Well done

£15.60

Richard & John

Well done 👍

£15.60

Jade Rodgers

Fantastic cause! Well done to all involved x

£15.60

Peter Allison

Well done an amazing cause

£15.60

Sam Ring

Well done all x

£15

Elizabeth Lloyd-hitt

A very important message and challenge to be part of - well done!

£15

Anonymous

£15

David Roberts

Great effort guys, well done

£15

Goat Recruitment Limited

Great effort gents.

£10.40

Stuart Carmichael

£10.40

Anonymous

£10.40

Jon Ivey

Well done to all

£10.40

Dipta Light

£10.40

Rachel Hill

Excellent cause and great effort from everyone!

£10.40

Keith Beard

£10.40

Rob Atkinson

Top effort all!

£10.40

Ben Goodson

Great cause, good luck all involved!!

£10.40

Gayna Woodbridge

£10.40

Lisa O'byrne

Well done guys!

£10.40

George Spooner

£10.40

Chris Gearren

Good luck team

£10.40

Ross Davies

£10.40

Tyrel Harding

good luck to you all. what a fantastic challenge to represent the mental health issue that will touch us all.

£10.40

Karen Blackett

Good luck George love from us all x

£10.40

Matt Allison

Well done George. A great effort and a very worthy cause, soldiers and civvies alike 👍

£10

Joe Ferries

Gleaming effort Ben for a great cause. Fez

£10

Anonymous

Very nice Initiative.

£10

Rob Machin

£10

Dan Mcchord

well done to all x

£5.20

Rachel Porter

£5.20

Adele Louise Gilling

George - We wish you and Malcolm the best of luck 👍🏻

£5.20

Christopher Morrow

£5.20

Stewart Healy

£5

Susan Sissons

Well done George and Team