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NIGEL BROOKWELL

Pushing a hospital bed for 13 miles

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[p]Another year and another challenge to raise money for research into the use of osteopathic techniques in the treatment of M.E. also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). They helped my young son and so now I help them![/p][p]The Trust is managed by a group of volunteer Trustees - I am one of them now - who are all connected in some way with M.E./CFS – either as sufferers of the condition, relatives of sufferers or practitioners. The vision is to fund the research necessary to enable universal access, via the NHS, to osteopathic treatment for ME/CFS. We are working towards this goal but we need your help to achieve this.[/p][p]There is no government funding for this type of research so we rely on the help and generosity of our supporters to help fund research which will help to transform the lives of people living with this debilitating condition.[/p][p]Fundraising is very hard as there are so many great causes. So, in a bid to attract attention, I endeavour to do something as mad as possible in order to attract attention and subsequent donations. In Sept 17, I set a world record in the Wigan 10k by walking the longest continuous distance on land in a vintage diving suit...that weighed 100lbs! Google 'Nigel Brookwell world record' and you'll see for yourself. Thankfully, I raised thousands (£). [/p][p]This time, I've entered the Wigan Half-Marathon on 17th March and with the approval of the organisers now confirmed (big thank you to Matt Johnson) I'm going to aim to push a hospital bed (kindly supplied by Wigan-based Osprey Healthcare) for 13 miles so as to again shed light on this cruel condition and to highlight the fact that so many sufferers are regularly bed-bound due to the debilitating nature of their symptoms. Many sufferers are children and although my son is much better these days, there are so many who struggle. It's a living nightmare for them and their parents and so this is what motivates me massively to do my upmost do something useful and help.[/p][p]It's going to be a very tough challenge and probably another world first or at least a first for Wigan (but only because nobody else has been daft enough before) but I'm in good shape and training hard (thanks to all the people at JD Gym in Wigan who support me). So, wish me luck and donate a few quid if you can. Best wishes, Nige Brookwell[/p][p][br][/p]

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17 Mar 2019

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