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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


After a slight delay getting my hands on the medicine ball. I've started yesterday 19th. More updates to follow. 

Contact Made

I received a message from the person who currently has the Med Ball for the North of England. I plan to collect next week and will chain myself to the med ball on Mon 1 Nov and wear until 8 Nov 21. 

Thank you to my Sponsors


Simon Perkins


M & D

You will have a job driving with that ball on your knee.




Eileen Simkins

Good Luck Rue. Xx


Audrey Sutherland


James Lalley



Mon the staggies.


Ross Henderson


Sharon Banks



Neil Banks

Good Luck


Gem & Ross

Good luck and a great cause to be raising money and awareness for.



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