Paul Choat

Munros 4 MND: Bagging the Final 15

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We fund research and raise awareness of MND to help anyone touched by MND.


Team Choat: Matt, Becky, Paul & Adam

In 2017 Dad was diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease. MND is a life-limiting, rapidly-progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. MND attacks the nerves that control movement so muscles no longer work. Currently there is no cure, nor any effective treatment. 

Watching anyone go through something like this is heartbreaking, but watching someone you love suffer daily, with no hope of recovery is unbearable. On top of the physical pain is the prospect that so many of Mum and Dad's plans for retirement will never be fulfilled.

Over the past 25 years, our parents have been ticking off the Munros one by one, with the aim of joining the very elite group of mountaineers who have "bagged" all 282. At last count, Mum and Dad had completed a very impressive 267 of 282 Munros. This leaves 15 outstanding. Devastatingly, Dad is no longer able to complete these; and that's where we come in.

Us 4 kids have decided to act as Dad's proxy to get them over the line. With Dad's help on the planning front, Mum leading us kids up the mountains, and the rest of the family poised and ready to help out, we are determined to finish off the list, and in doing so, raise some much needed funds for MND research.

You can follow our progress on our website (, and on Twitter and Instagram @Munros4MND.

Current research into MND is minimal, and that's where the My Name'5 Doddie foundation step in. Any donation, no matter how small could make a huge difference to the lives of those suffering with MND and their families, by funding research and clinical trials.

Thanks for taking the time to read our story. Together we can beat MND.

Team Choat x

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My Name'5 Doddie Foundation

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We are My Name'5 Doddie Foundation and we're absolutely committed to our goal: A World Free of MND. We will leave no stone unturned in the relentless pursuit of this goal as we fund, guide and enable the smartest, most efficient MND research to catalyse a cure for motor neuron disease.

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