Richard Chester

The Medicine Ball Challenge

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

Day 1

Thank you to my Sponsors

£50

Anonymous

£50

Chris Lewis

£26

Jonnie Davis

£25

Mark Mcevoy

£20.80

Anonymous

£20.80

Hayley White

You'll smash it (the challenge, not the ball that is!)

£20

Mina

Good luck Richard. A very worthwhile cause.

£20

Richard Bailey

Great cause and good luck

£20

Tracey Weidlich

£15.60

Elaine Winn

Well done Richard. Very powerful message seeing you today. Sometimes we take it for granted that we have no mental health issues. Goodness knows how we would cope. Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

£15

Lisa Gosling

£15

Claire

£15

Nicky

Nice one! Look forward to seeing the photos!

£15

Simone Mcewan

£15

Anonymous

£10.40

Liz Tebbutt

Well done and best of luck Richard!

£10.40

Claire Parry

Well done, Richard, for taking this challenge on - good luck with it, it’s a really worthwhile cause and all you do will be appreciated.

£10.40

Ian Binks

£10.40

Doris Ajayi

Very thoughtful of you Richard Well done and good luck x

£10.40

Kulvinder Hira

Good luck Richard!

£10

Anonymous

Good luck for the rest of the week Richard 😊

£5.20

Lie Wah Johnson

Great thing to do. I wish I could donate more.