Help get Michael to the Paralympics

September 2018.

Who is Michael Murphy?

Michael Murphy is a 21 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:


Please call 07507095715 for details.

Great Raffle Prizes

Signed Picture of British Boxing Champions
Flying Lesson at London Elstree Aerodrome

Picture above: Michael with Rob at College Farm Saddlery & Pet Supplies

Equestrian Car Boot Sale Saturday 13th June 2015

Thank you College Farm Saddlery raised £430 in aid of
The Michael Murphy Para Trust

Thank you to College Farm Saddlery for all their support.

If you cannot make The Equestrian Car Boot Sale but would like to make a donation please do so. Thank you for your support.

To keep & compete Aura I urgently must raise £20,000

So if

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.

Tel No: – 07507095715




Thank you to College Farm Saddlery.

The car Boot sale raised an amazing £764.

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
Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy

Supporters & Sponsors

Thank you to all my supporters.

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Storage Trunks
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