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Joe Deighton

Joe's Tri Challenge

10k Run, Sprint Tri and Olympic Distance Triathlon for Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (NW) because they need equipment for their new centre.

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  • Event: Abersoch Tripple Crown, 29 Jun 2019

Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre (NW)

We raise funds to support people with MS to enjoy a better quality of life

Charity Registration No. 1095695

Story

For the past 15 months I have been working as a physiotherapist at the Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre in Trafford. During this time, I have witnessed the amount of hard work and dedication it takes to keep the centre running. This is often carried out by volunteers, many of whom also have MS themselves. This ranges from the cleaning of the centre, facilitating therapy classes to managing the overheads and endless fundraising. The charity is in the process of moving premises and they are trying to raise close to £1 million to refurbish the site and equip it with relevant equipment. This will allow for more dedicated therapy services as well as continue to be a place for many MS sufferers to meet and socialise. In my opinion, this is invaluable for those who are often left with a diagnosis and not a great deal of support to manage their life long condition. The MSTC have great aspirations to build on their development to date and I would love to help them see their new centre come to fruition.

On a personal note, I decided to stop playing 11 a side football a year ago and thought dipping my toe into the world of triathlons would be enough to keep me motivated. Last year, I completed a short distance triathlon and can say, it was far harder than I had anticipated. That's why this year, I have decided to challenge myself further and go one better. I am aiming to complete the Manchester 10k (May 19th), a sprint distance triathlon in Abersoch (29th June) and then a full Olympic distance Triathlon in the Lake District in August. I hope that my personal challenge will inspire people to donate. Any contributions towards this great cause will be greatly appreciated to help the MSTC and the amazing staff/volunteers to continue their fantastic service.

Thanks for reading, Joe. x

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