I first became aware of the horrendous disease that is MND when I tuned into a Sally Nugent led interview with Doddie Weir, Rob Burrow and Stephen Darby shortly after SPOTY 2019. I watched it back time and time again, a fantastic journalist and 3 very courageous chaps, a credit to themselves and their families.
A further session involving all 4 on BBC Breakfast in June and a fundraising event led by my long time friend, Mike Wilson, had me thinking, I must be able to do something to help the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation. 2 months later I’d raised almost £3k, walked over 500 miles, kept the Lockdown belly under control and had the pleasure of meeting Stephen Darby outside Valley Parade as I brought the curtain down on my walk in August.
In December inspired by Kevin Sinfield and his heroics with his 7 marathons in 7 days I thought I need to do more and it has to be bigger and better than last time.
Once again with the help of Mike we came up with the Bissett 194 Challenge. On discussing this with my brother, Scott and my son Harry we decided we had to make this happen. Like myself both Scott and Harry are keen to raise awareness of The Darby Rimmer MND Foundation and all the great work they do.
Whilst this challenge will undoubtedly push our bodies to the limits during the 3 Days in July we are fully committed to making this a huge success. The training has begun, event planning is underway and with the help of Mike, Woody and Stephen we are inspired to both raise awareness and raise much needed funds.
Thanks in advance from the 3 of us to all those who donate and help us #Attack MND.