Every day, 6 people are diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease.
Our mission is to ensure we give every one of those people the opportunity to create amazing memories with their family and friends which will last forever

“Thank you for all that you are doing through ‘Challenging MND’ to support people living with motor neurone disease. Your record breaking feats of fortitude have inspired others to give generously to your charity and those donations will give the gift of memories through days out and special experiences.” 
Prime Minister Boris Johnson - February, 2021
3 Peaks Challenge - Snowdon Summit

Origin & Ethos

Who Are We?

Inspired by Alex Gibson who was diagnosed in 2018, Challenging MND was set up with the mission to provide financial support and assistance to those living with motor neurone disease, to complete any lasting memorable challenges or experiences.

MND is a debilitating progressive disease which involves degeneration of the motor neurones and wasting of muscles.

Throughout the deterioration of the functioning of the body, the mind remains sharp and unaffected, making the importance of memorable occasions invaluable.

Our mission is to ensure there are no financial obstacles preventing you from creating these amazing memories.
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What We Do. How We Help.

Whilst most MND charities admirably raise money for much needed medical research, Challenging MND sets out to create memorable challenges or experiences for people living with MND, giving them; their friends; and families; lifelong memories that can never be taken away.

These activities no longer have to be sports based; instead, it may be a trip to the theatre, a weekend away, a gin tasting etc that they choose.

For those individuals living with MND who have poor mobility, we offer the option of a virtual reality experience instead… swimming with dolphins, skiing, skydiving or a bespoke activity of choice can be commissioned through our partners at Flix VR.

We are unique in starting our offer to support family carers to ensure that they get the chance for respite in their caring duties, by paying for professional carers to sit with their loved ones, to allow them to recharge their batteries. 

We recognise that caring for a loved one can be really tough and resilience can start to wane over time leading to crisis. This part of our service should avoid that from happening.

Finally, we can assist with quality-of-life grants. On a stand-alone basis or as a top up to those agreed by the MNDA and subject to our trustee’s approval.

Our aim is to ensure that there are no obstacles, whether it be financial or training equipment, preventing these amazing challenges from happening.

Please get in touch if you know of someone or have been diagnosed with MND yourself and require assistance with any long-lasting memorable challenge.
How Can We Help You?
Abseil off the Orbit 2020
I can't thank Challenging MND enough for the phenomenal experience they gave me, a memory that will forever bring a momentous feeling to my soul & smile to my face!
Natalie Shaw after completing her River Chelmer Pedalo Challenge , 2020

Supporting Our Cause

Get Involved. How Can You Help?


Become a Challenging MND fundraiser. Cycle, run, walk! While raising necessary awareness and providing support for those diagnosed with MND, leading an active lifestyle is deeply rooted in our ethos. 

Completing a fundraiser challenging whilst supporting our cause and promoting this ethos is extremely rewarding.
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Volunteer Your Time

Have a certain talent or expertise you can bring to the team, or perhaps you would like to help us with one of our many fundraising events? 

The Challenging MND team is growing, and we always welcome support from those who are enthusiastic about our cause!
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Make a Donation

We always encourage people to be part of one of our many fundraising events or support one of our individual fundraisers.

If, however, you wish to make a donation directly as a one off or on a monthly basis, you can do so on this site through one of the donate options.
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Some of our Favourite Events of 2020

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Upcoming Events

We have some amazing events coming up this year, which as usual will be tremendous fun whilst at the same time raising money to help those living with motor neurone disease.

So whether you want to be up to your neck in mud; do a walking or cycling challenge; or simply get dressed up and attend our annual ball; please click on the appropriate event below – you‘re guaranteed to have a great time!

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News & Updates

Challenging MND Blog

April 6, 2023
Tim's Dinner

Following our last update on Tim’s dinner in February, we are thrilled to tell you that, between you, you raised a staggering total of more than £180,000! As you can […]

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November 15, 2022
Top Fundraiser Steve Redgewell aka Redgie receives Challenging MND Trophy

#walkingwithRedgie was a memorable challenge spearheaded by Challenging MND supporter Steve Redgewell, (who is living with MND himself), 11k walk with over 200 friends and family .. along the Southbank. […]

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Valued Partners & Supporters

We are here to ensure every person throughout the UK diagnosed with MND is given the opportunity to create amazing memories with their family and friends which will last forever.
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Challenging MND is a registered charity in England and Wales (1182607)