Vern Littley

HQ: The Medicine Ball Challenge 2021

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

Me

In 2014 I was diagnosed with PTSD and have since received support from combat stress. I have also since supported the ABF’s Frontline Walk and walked for Combat Stress. I find that I have good and bad days and whilst doing this challenge I can both raise awareness and help others

Thank you to my Sponsors

£52

Omega Steel Buildings

£41.60

Anonymous

From all in TH

£26

James Ballantyne

Good luck Vern

£26

Blacky

Good luck Vern

£26

Ade Gilder

Well done Vern, very worthwhile cause.

£26

Edward Kimpton

A very emotive appeal for fantastic cause. Best wishes Vern

£26

Cath Rhodes

Good luck

£26

John C

Good luck Vern

£26

Bruce Graham Littley

£25

Martin Kadir

A cause close to my heart thank you for taking on this challenge to raise awareness of one of the biggest killers to our service personel both serving and retired. Thank you 🙏

£20.80

Vern Littley

£20

Gavin Morrice

Well done

£20

Chris Balm

Good luck Vern

£15.60

Dai Leek

Good luck mate. Keep going 👊🏻💪🏻

£15.60

James

£15.60

David Emery

£15.60

Dave Adams

Well done Vern

£15.60

Andrew Needham

Good work Vern

£15.60

Jon Castle

Sacrifice will never be forgotten, from those who don’t get to come home to those who do, carrying a burden those of us who haven’t served in harms way will always find difficult to comprehend. Well done Vern!

£15

Gerry Patterson

Well Done Vern, so proud of all you do to help others in need

£10.40

Debbie Filgate

You have done your fellow soldiers proud, Vern! Job done!!

£10.40

Peter Whittall

Well done Vern! Amazing effort and such a great charity

£10.40

Claire Herbert

Good luck to you

£10.40

Stuart Warrilow

£10.40

Wendy Roberts

Well done! 👏xx

£10.40

Cherie Bell

Well done Vern 🤗

£10.40

Sharon Anthony

Well done. Amazing.

£10.40

Rich : D

Well done Vern.

£10

Nick Gidman

A very worthy charity. I recently found out about them when I took part in their first motorcycle ride!

£10

Paul Harding

Well done Vern. Two very worth while charities.

£10

Tony Bates

£5.20

Jenni

Good Luck!

£5.20

Matt Holt

An amazing thing to do for a very special cause, great work Vern. Hopefully see you and the ball at the office soon!

£5.20

Anonymous

From John Phenix

£5.20

Anonymous

£5

Sm

Good luck Vern, amazing!

£5

Sam Kestrels

Good luck! From Sam at Kestrels, and Alli, James and Sam's brother Alex.