At Tough Mudder City – Bristol we met a team that embodied everything that Tough Mudder is about.
Mark Webb and his team, made up of friends and colleagues, were taking on the course to raise money for Shift.ms a charity that supports those diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis, but it wasn’t just the good cause that inspired us.
MEET MARK WEBB AND HIS TEAM
Mark Webb was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2007. MS is an autoimmune disease that attacks the central nervous system (the brain and the spinal cord) and it can lead to an array of potential symptoms including problems with vision, movement and balance. 107,000 people in the UK have MS and most of them will have been diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40. MS is a progressive disease, with no cure.
Unfortunately, Mark has many of the symptoms of MS, including very limited use of his lower limbs. However, this didn’t stop him from getting around the Tough Mudder 5K course and taking on every single obstacle in his wheelchair, with the help of his team.
RAISING MONEY FOR A GOOD CAUSE
Mark and his team took on Tough Mudder 5K to help raise money for Shift.MS, the global social network for those with MS. Shift.ms provide a great support network for MSers but especially for those who have been recently diagnosed. We’re happy to say that through taking on the course Mark and his team reached their fundraising target of £2.5k (roughly $2,900) and have gone on to raise even more money for this important charity.
If you would like to find out more about Mark and his fundraising efforts then check out his JustGiving page.
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