Scott Graham

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

My Updates

Day 7

The end is in sight! Just a full set of fire alarm tests round site to enjoy whilst still attached to my little not so light friend. Who wants it next?

Day 5 at Glossop Rugby Club

Only at a rugby club can you walk in with a 3kg med ball attached to you and nobody bats an eyelid 🤣😉😎

Day 4 TFIF😎

Had loads of conversations and donations made today. The ball really does get people asking and talking!

Day 3 - Running the taps

Legionella control measures being carried out today....taps and loos....marvelous 😎

Team Dean Clough

Collecting and shifting donations for Ukraine today

Day 2 at work

The quantity of donations received for Ukraine at Dean Clough today has overwhelmed us! We've been inundated all afternoon with van loads and boot fulls of donations from all over  It was all hands on deck to get it all safely stored ready to sort and ship. An extra 3kg ball was just what I needed with all the tonnes of supplies and clothing received. Hey ho...the show must go on!. Photos to follow😎

Let the challenge begin

I finally have received the ball and begun my 7 days

Ball en route

The ball is being posted...should be with me in time to take it to work next week.....deep joy! At least I'll have more exposure and you can see me lugging around everywhere😟😎

Will it slow me down?

I'll take that burden. Been there myself so would be honoured to take the challenge

Thank you to my Sponsors


Protheroe Property Ltd

Good effort pal From the Protheroe Property Team


Andrew Whelan

Good luck.


Anne Moffat


Oliver Booth

Keep at it.


Darren Hunter

Fantastic Scott, well done mate.


Calder Valley Plumbing & Heating Ltd


Juliette Protheroe


Sue And Gordy Graham

Good on you, Scott😘


Ellen Grosvenor

Good Luck!


Beth Ward


Ben Gornall


Yvonne Edwards

go for it Scott will do you good


Richard Matkowski

Great cause mate, good luck with hitting your target


Scott Graham


Odine Sykes


Scott Levay

Well done mate.



Well done Scott!


Lisa C

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