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February 4, 2021
Challenging MND - Points of Light

Alex Gibson, from Essex, is a former British decathlete who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) in 2018 and set up his charity ‘Challenging MND’ to support people living with the condition. Through gruelling endurance challenges, including navigating the Thames in a pedalo boat last summer in Guinness World Record-breaking time, Alex has so […]

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September 12, 2020
Natalie's Story

I'll start with a quick introduction, my name is Natalie and I was diagnosed with MND in 2016 at the age of 29. I had no physical symptoms, so to say my diagnosis was a shock is a huge understatement! During the first couple of years I remained strong. When my balance deteriorated and the […]

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August 27, 2020

On Friday 28th August, a team led by Challenging MND founder Alex Gibson broke the Guinness World Record for travelling the 128 miles of the Thames in a pedalo. Not only did they set a new record, they beat the previous one by almost 2 days! "The team absolutely smashed it and I am so […]

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July 23, 2020
52 miles of fun; pain; and amazing friends!

Double Marathon Walk - CMND 18:05 start from BRFC towards Bishops Stortford RC and back home Friday 31st July 2020 Completed at 19:00 on 1st August 2020 52.5miles 146,344 steps in total Friday total steps = 41,883 /15.89 miles Saturday total steps = 104,461 /47.53 miles Pre thoughts I wanted to walk 50 miles for […]

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September 8, 2019
Matterhorn Climb 2019

Accompanied by 2 equally adventurous friends, Paul Jameson set himself an epic challenge, climbing the iconic Matterhorn mountain in Switzerland! The challenge I undertook was to climb the Matterhorn mountain in Zermatt, Switzerland, an iconic 4,478m peak. The idea came from the successful Mont Blanc climb I did in 2018 with a friend Mike Sutcliffe and […]

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March 19, 2019
Challenging MND is a registered charity

We are truly delighted to announce that as of Friday22nd March 2019, Challenging MND officially became a recognised charity! To get to this position, it has been no mean feat and has taken a number of months of exceptional hard work and dedication by, not just those at Challenging MND, but many other people who […]

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January 19, 2019
The Killer Diagnosis [MND]

I was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease just over a year ago.  Yes, it’s terminal.  The tragic news hit me at a most unexpected time in my life: I was on top of my game at work, with family life and my health.  Being told that I will have the same fate as Stephen Hawking, […]

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Challenging MND is a registered charity in England and Wales (1182607)