Simon Whyte completes 5th Tough Mudder in aid of the Parkinson’s Centre

The team behind the Parkinson’s Centre for Integrated Therapy is extremely grateful to our supporters for the extreme measures some of them will go to to raise money to support the opening of this vital new Centre.

Simon Whyte, a member of staff from the King’s School, Canterbury, has pledged to run nine Tough Mudders during 2022 which will see him travelling far and wide across the country to take part in various assault courses.  He has recently completed his fifth event in Yorkshire and has so far raised an incredible £545 towards our work.

Of his challenge, Simon said, “I fell in love with the mud in 2021.  My first Tough Mudder at Crawley was not what I expected but what I needed. As 2022 rolled around and years of lockdown behind us, a sense of altruistic urgency took hold of me, that’s when the Tough Mudder challenge formed. My employer had chosen the Parkinson’s Centre as its Charity of the Year so to help their fundraising efforts I pledged to tackle all the Tough Mudders in the UK in a year. The task wouldn’t be easy but I continue to push through the pain, marking the adversity others go through, not by choice, but by the cards life dealt them.

My family and co-workers have been a wonderful support through it all and have shown their solidarity to those suffering with Parkinson’s. I’m determined to cement this change and continue challenging myself each year to raise money and awareness for the causes that affect us all. A heartfelt thanks for the donations and encouragement received. The time for reflection nears as only four events remain, lets get muddy!”

If you would like to sponsor Simon (or read more about his experiences from his events so far) please visit his JustGiving page or if you would like to take part in your own challenge event to raise money for this cause please get in touch.

 

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