Help get Michael to the Paralympics

Please do private message Michael on fb if you can help with a fundraiser or sponsorship.

Thank you.

COVID-19 Update:

Due to the impact Covid-19 has had globally on all social and sporting events, many of you will know that the scheduled 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games in Tokyo have now been postponed to 2021

With your help we have managed to raise enough to keep going!

Thank you so much! 

We now need to raise £30,000 to get over the line for Tokyo!

Reaching the Olympics and/or the Paralympic games is one of the greatest achievements any athlete could ever dream of and with Michael is on track!  

If anyone would like to help with fundraising for Michael, please give Michael a private message on his Facebook page Michael Murphy Dressage  or send a private message to Adam Goh on AG Sports Therapy & Personal Training

Below is the breakdown of where the money goes and how it will help Michael:

The price of keeping the horses for this year = £24,000

» It costs £1,000 a month to keep and maintain one horse = £12,000 a year

to compete at this level, two horses are required.

» The total cost of keeping and maintaining two horses equals out to be £24,000 a year

The price of training, maintenance and competing the horses = £59,000

» To continue the up and coming lessons, local shows, GB internationals competitions and the competitions abroad, it will cost an additional £59,000. Michael has currently got a number of great sponsorships who supply him with his equipment and gear.

Keeping the horses = £24,000
Maintenance and completion costs combined = £59,000

Grand total

If however, we can manage to get a horse-box, we will make SAVINGS of £33,010, 
bringing the grand total down to £57,000!

What is a Horse-box with adapted living space? Cost = £60,000

At the moment, Michael and his team are spending a lot of money to simply transport his horses to and from training stables and competitions whilst also having to pay for accommodation for themselves. A horse-box will save approx. £33,010 each year as the lorry works both as transport for both Mike and his horse, but also accommodation for Michael (Tailored to his physical needs).

We are aware it is a lot of money, so we are kindly asking for your support and donations in any way possible to help Michael achieve this amazing journey.


Who is Michael Murphy?

Michael Murphy is a 23 year old young man who was born with a rare neurological degenerative disorder called Dejerine-Sottas. As a result, he now has very limited sensation and movement in his arms and legs, which results in having no saving reactions, very little muscular strength and as a result of having a double spinal fusion, he now has a metal rod alongside his spine. He has limited mobility and is reliant on his wheelchair to be independent.

He is an aspiring Para Dressage Rider who is a member of Team Ireland and is on course to compete in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. However, Dressage is an extremely financially demanding sport and as such, he needs substantial funding to make this a reality.

Michael is a strong, focused and determined young man who is extremely inspirational. He has never let his disability stop him from achieving, which is evident as he is currently entering his final year at Warwick University studying Biology in addition to being a team member & competitor for Team Ireland in Para Dressage.

Why are we fundraising?

We are inspired to help Michael achieve his goal of getting to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. His older brother, James, who tragically passed away in an accident, nearly 3 years ago, was our very close friend since schooldays. Seeing Michael grow up and deal with his disability and loss of his brother, we have witnessed first hand the strength, commitment and desire he has to live life to the full.

What are we doing?

To raise money, Adam Goh, Joshua Molina and Nathan Molina will be challenging ourselves physically by completing two demanding activities in September - the National Three Peaks Challenge within 24 hours, and two weeks later, the Full Tough Mudder where Nathan Goh and Michael's younger brother, Patrick Murphy will also be taking part.

What is the National Three Peaks Challenge & Tough Mudder?

The National Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the three highest peaks in Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowdon) all within 24 hours. The total walking distance is 23 miles (37km) and the total ascent is 3064 metres (10,052ft).

Tough Mudder is a 10-mile, 20+ obstacle mud course designed to test physical strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork.

Tough Mudder is a 10-mile, 20+ obstacle mud course designed to test physical strength, stamina, mental grit and teamwork.

Substantial funding is required for Michael to reach his Paralympic goal. Please give as you are able, to support this inspirational athlete. All donations, regardless of size, are highly appreciated and will have a huge impact on his life.

For further information about Michael's sporting career, please click on this link:




To raise £20,000

100 people donate £200 each

400 people donate £50 each

1000 people donate £20 each

we are there!

Should you would wish to make a donation by cheque - please make cheques payable to 'Michael Murphy Para Trust' and post to : MMPT, 12 Wood Street, Barnet, Hertfordshire, EN5 4BQ

You may also donate directly to the MMPT account:
Bankers : Lloyds TSB, P.O. Box 1000, Andover BX1 1LT
Sort Code : 30-99-86 Account Number – 60500760

>Thank you.

Please contact us if you have any questions or you would like to do some fundraising towards The Michael Murphy Para Trust.


Mark Kinlan training for The Ironman UK Challenge

Thank you to Mark Kinlan for doing this amazing challenge. Mark has raised nearly £400 . Thank you so much to Mark The Ironman and all those who kindly sponsored him. (2.4mile swim, 112 mile bicycle ride, 26.2mile run!

Michael Murphy
Mike Torch

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