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Andy - Ankylosing Spondylitis and table tennis

UK ranked table tennis player in 3 years for National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society because I'm lucky my current AS level allows me to this

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National Ankylosing Spondylitis Society

We provide support to people affected by AS to change and improve lives for the better.

Charity Registration No. 272258


I've been suffering from ankylosing spondylitis since I was 19. I'm now 54. My AS level has varied from being relatively low as it is at present, to situations whereby getting out of bed had to be pre-planned.
As with many conditions, fitness is everything; the stronger your body and less weight my body is having to carry around, the lower the pain level and frequency of AS flare-ups.
I started playing table tennis as a beginner in March 2015 in order to increased my fitness rather than running which is impossible with AS or even boring walking!
Now I want to challenge myself to achieve a UK table tennis ranking within 3 years of commencing playing, so by 20th March 2018.
It seemed the perfect opportunity to raise money for NASS.
I realise having read many people's stories on Facebook re their level of AS, I am extremely lucky.
So I'm seeking a minimum of 50,000 people to sponsor me £2 each. 
I will do my utmost to achieve my goal.
The donation link is:

So please sponsor me

Thank you