One in four adults experience mental illness, and many more of us know and care for people who do. Talking openly about we feel can help.
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.
Check the view
Top of the world
The only way is up
Mountain walk 15kmWalked up Slieve Donard today the highest mountain in Northern Ireland… took me 5 hours to complete the 15km walk! Some great views and bumped into some fantastic people. I even got given £20.00 of an Irish lad on top of the mountain and met a lovely lady called Neave
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Garage medicine ball work outDid a garage based workout today and walked over 10km with the ball on patrol night shift duty’s at the old Bushmills Distillery
Beach walk causeway coast
Never Give Up
Day Four, 8 km walkWalked with my wife from Dunluce castle to Portrush down the coastal path and beach… we managed to raise over £500.00 today which I’m very thankful 🥲 to everyone who has kindly supported me and donated some much needed cash! Stay safe everyone 🙏
Day three garage sessionI did a med ball workout 🏋️♀️ in my man cave garage gym, hard work 😓
Portstewart in the distance
Strand walkWalked from the starting point (grid) of the Northwest 2000 TT at Portstewart to the Strand Beach which was 14.9 km. It was a very windy and wet walk but well worth it… a little bit uncomfortable carrying the medicine ball however it’s nothing compared to some of the stuff people can carry around in there hearts…. Anyhow into day three tomorrow
Giants Causeway visited with the med BallToday I walked from Bushmills to the Giants Causeway which was a total distance of 12.14 km… a very humbling experience thinking about what the medicine Ball challenge represents.
Thank you to my Sponsors
Ald Sharon Mckillop Veterans Champion Ccgbc
Victor Adt, J&e Parke, A&l Mckee, D Mussell
Irish Guy On Top Of Slieve Donard Irish Guy On Top Of Slieve Donard
Paul Mccloskey The Mash & Still Man Obd
Rut Ni Maholain
Adam Carroll Our Mash & Still Man
Bruce Bruce Sailor
Robert Deeney Mash & Still Man