Antony Butcher

Antony Across America - cycling from New York to San Francisco in 2022

Fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis Society
raised of £20,000 target
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Multiple Sclerosis Society

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We are the MS Society. We are strong enough to stop MS together.


I’ve cycled LEJOG twice. I’ve shaved off all my hair. I’ve baked dozens of cakes…

But it wasn't enough.

I’ve already raised over £25,000 for a range of charities – principally the MS Society, as my mother has Secondary Progressive MS (read about how this affected me here). Since writing this, things haven’t got better – the type of MS my mum has is degenerative and is only going to go in one direction. But I can’t sit down and do nothing. If I can raise funds to help others in my situation – if I can play even a tiny role in finding a meaningful cure – then at least something good will have come out of my pain. I’ve been considering what to do next for several years now.

Then, in 2017, I had a mental health breakdown (see some words I wrote about this here). When I started sharing my experiences online so many people came out of the woodwork with their own mental health story. Friends, family, colleagues – I learned that I wasn’t alone. But I also learned how much pain people people suffer in silence – how much we bottle up, and how serious the consequences of this can be. And if there’s something I can do – by sharing, by talking, and by raising money to support those who need it… then maybe the hell I went through will have been worth it.

So there it is. I can’t fix my mum. I can’t make depression and anxiety disappear. But I can’t do nothing. So, I decided to cycle across America, setting off in April 2022 and riding 3800 miles over three months. I crossed the finish line in San Francisco on the 13t July 2022, and am now continuing to top up my fundraising total. I am fundraising for several charities - this page is for the MS Society. 

To keep up to date with my progress visit,, or find me on Instagram - Antony's Adventures. Anything you can give for this worthy cause would be greatly appreciated. 

About the charity

Multiple Sclerosis Society

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RCN 1139257
Over 150,000 of us in the UK have MS. It’s unpredictable and different for everyone. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re the MS Society. We understand what life’s like with MS. We're here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

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