Naomi Benson

The Medicine Ball Challenge

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.

ABF The Soldiers' Charity

Combat Stress

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Anonymous

Great Effort Naomi! Very impressed. Awesome to meet you.

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Gb Ultras

Well done Naomi

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Liam Benson

Well done sis, super proud

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Ellie

For a great cause. Good luck Nai!!

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Ellie W

Great work Sgt Benson!

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Zoe

Good luck!!

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Matt Starmer

Inspirational as ever! My turn next I guess?

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Dave & Jo Stewart

Sgt B absolutely impressed by this effort and glad to have been able to join you for a bit. Fitness and Mental resilience demonstrated in spades. Get yer napper down for a bit!

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Anonymous

Amazing thank you for this amazing effort!

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Chris Taylor

A ball and chain what a poignant metaphor mental illness. All the best.

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Kate

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Douglas Mckenzie

Great effort Nomers.

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Dave Cory

Brilliant. Bonkers but brilliant. 👏

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Alan Jones

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Diane Ross

Well done pet x I'm sure you will succeed 👏👍💪

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Jarred Sutton

Super proud of you ❤️

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Mark Omeara

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David Thomas

Great effort

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Lou

Well done Naomi 👏

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Martin Cunliffe

Well done Naomi and all for a Great Cause Laura’s friend Marty xXx

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Alex Steerment

Smashed it. Well done 👏

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The Biglands

Awesome work

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Unc’n’aunt

Well done

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Laura C

Amazing! Sorry not to be around to support x

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Amy Rawlinson

Another wonderfully bonkers challenge! You are an inspiration as always xxx

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Fiona Benson

I am very proud of you, Naomi, of all of your efforts, challenges and achievements. Good luck with your Medicine Ball challenge xx

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Laura

You will Smash it, I have no doubt! So proud of you always and even more for your amazing efforts to raise awareness for Mental Health xxxx

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Kay Harper

Have fun.... x

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Jim

Good luck Nai, you’re always doing something epic. If I can come down and support then I will.

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Jordan Cox

Good luck Naomi! Go smash it!!!!

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Barrie Williams

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Donna Longhurst

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Sue

Outstanding

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Chris Ecclea

Good luck Miss B

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Sol

Great effort Naomi.

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Gerry

Was lovely to walk/run a few laps with you on this challenge. Truly inspiring.

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James Holgate

Cracking effort Naomi, well done.

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Oliver Amsbury

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David Clissitt

An incredibly worthy cause; inspirational!!

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Nancy De Beer

Best of luck Naomi. Great challenge for a great cause. ❤️

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Hannah Richardson

Go on girl 💪🏼

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Ross Wilson

Brilliant Naomi. “This is no time for ease and comfort. It is the time to dare and endure.” - Winston Churchill

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Clare Rawlinson

Best of luck Naomi- a great cause :-) x

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Carl & Tegan

Doing an amazing job !!!

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Emma Francis

Superwoman!

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Nathan French

Well done!

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H

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Sarah Hb

Great challenge Naomi, best of luck! x

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Anonymous

Sending you my best wishes.

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Em B

What a great cause, what great strength 😊

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Matthew Phelps

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Anonymous

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Carmel Cooper

Absolutely amazing! Laura keeps me updated on your challenges!

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Anonymous

You've got this

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Cc

Well done Naomi.

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Elizabeth Buckham

Well done you!!

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Oliver Coulbeck

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Richie Worth

Good Luck Naomi, I know you’ll do well because of who you are☺️

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Chris

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Lynn Taylor

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Anonymous

Well done Naomi brilliant work!😊

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