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Broad’s Support

Broad’s Support

England and Nottinghamshire cricketer, Stuart Broad, has sent a message of support ahead of joining my Fothers Mission 24. My charity run, which will see me running one mile every hour, on the hour for 24 hours starts today at 5pm. Stuart is one of many friends and...

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24 hours to go…

24 hours to go…

With just 24 hours until Fothers Mission 24 officially starts, I've recorded a quick video message to give you all an update: The running starts on Friday at 5pm at The City Ground where I'll be joined by Ryan Yates. Donations have been brilliant and I can't thank...

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Big Norm’s Big Walk

Big Norm’s Big Walk

Mark Crossley is the latest former footballer to give his support to Fothers Mission 24 and help with raising money for Motor Neurone Disease (MND). The former Nottingham Forest goalkeeper has sent a video of support and I'm thrilled to have yet another sporting...

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Mike’s MND Story

Mike’s MND Story

Mum had been in paid through having pulled her back some 35 years earlier, resulting in a metal cage bolted into her spine. Mum was active and eventually started to feel numbness in her left arm. Eventually nearly unable to move it… other than grab it with her other...

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Sam’s Support

Sam’s Support

The reason I'm doing my Fothers Mission 24 is for people like Sam Perkins. He's an inspiration, a hero, and a true gentleman, who should never have been dealt the awful hand of having to been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). Sam is 39 years old and just...

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Leigh Lends His Support

Leigh Lends His Support

British Featherweight Boxing Champion Leigh Wood is the latest addition to Fothers Mission 24 He follows fellow Nottinghamshire sporting stars including Stuart Broad, Luke Fletcher, Ryan Yates, Jorge Grant and Nigel Jemson in running a mile with me and it’s great to...

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Andy’s MND Story

Andy’s MND Story

In early 2010, life was good. We had two young children, had just moved back to Nottinghamshire, close to my parents in Bingham, and Forest even had a decent team for a change! In the January of that year, my parents flew to Lanzarote for a winter break. A couple of...

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By Jorge! Grant’s Joined

By Jorge! Grant’s Joined

I have another professional footballer joining me on my Fothers Mission 24 in the form of Lincoln City midfielder, Jorge Grant.  It’s great to have Jorge running with me as, like Ryan Yates who is also running, he was at Forest’s Academy and played for the first...

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At The Starting Yates

At The Starting Yates

Fothers Mission 24 will officially kick off from The City Ground at 5pm on Friday 2 July with Nottingham Forest midfielder, Ryan Yates, joining me on my first mile.  Ryan and I will be running around the world-famous City Ground for one mile, which is...

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A Message from Kevin Sinfield

A Message from Kevin Sinfield

Check out the amazing video message I've had from Leeds Rhino's rugby legend, Kevin Sinfield, supporting Fothers Mission 24 for MND. I contacted Kevin about Fothers Mission 24 following his amazing fundraising activities for MND through his connections with former...

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Local Sports Clubs Join Mission

Local Sports Clubs Join Mission

I am so pleased to announce more runners joining me on my Fothers Mission 24. The latest supporters of my cause are Nigel Jemson, Luke Fletcher, Andy Kellett and Paws, the Nottingham Panthers' club mascot. I will also be joined on a mile by two players from Nottingham...

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Broad’s on Board

Broad’s on Board

I am absolutely honoured to announce that the legend that is Stuart Broad will be joining me on a mile of Fothers Mission 24, subject to availability. As many people will know, I'm a big cricket fan and a huge fan of Broady. Not only is he a superstar in English...

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What is Fothers Mission 24?

What is Fothers Mission 24?

Hello, I'm Simon and welcome to the Fothers Mission 24 website. But what is Fothers Mission 24 and why am I doing it? In short, I'm trying to raise as much money for the MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) - a truly horrible disease that there is no cure for....

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