I've got MS
MS hasn't got me.

Life is for living 

I was diagnosed with MS on January 8th 1999.

I didn’t tell my employers till April 2000.

  • Multiple Sclerosis-UK

    A national charity that offers support advice and unbiassed information about MS.

  • New Pathways

    A full-colour 56-page bi-monthly magazine for people with MS in their lives.

Higgy's Heroes

Official charity at Twickenham for rugby's 'Varsity Match between Oxford and Cambridge' from 2011

Higgy’s Heroes was formed when a group of friends from university ran in the 2008 London Marathon for the MSRC. It was re-formed for the Stroud Half Marathon the very same year. In 2009 135 Higgy's Heroes completed the Stroud Half Marathon.

Higgy’s Heroes was one of the nominated charities at the Stroud Rotary Club Fireworks in 2010, Higgy’s Heroes is charity of the year at pubs, clubs and businesses across the country. Our Heroes have taken on darts marathons, art events and long distance cycle rides. Higgy’s Heroes tackles any event at any time for any charity, especially MS-UK.

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MS and Me

A timeline about me and Multiple Sclerosis

  • 2000

    Got involved with MS charities

    That meant publicising the fact that I had MS.

  • 2001

    Walking tall

    Started using a stick.

  • 2002


    Became patron of the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

  • 2003

    Roll with it!

    Started using electric scooters and signed up with Access to Work

  • 2005

    The road less travelled

    Gave up driving after a crash

  • 2007

    The struggle

    Decided to retire after struggling at the Rugby World Cup.

  • 2008

    Higgy's Heroes

    Higgy’s Heroes came into being and my last day at the BBC was the Premiership Final on 31st May 2008

As well as my work for the MSRC and Higgy’s Heroes I also get involved in fund-raising activities for other organisations close to my heart...

I was heavily involved in an appeal to fund the building of a new West of England Therapy Centre at Bradley Stoke, just north of Bristol and was delighted to attend the formal opening by HRH Princess Ann in October 2012. 

I helped raise awareness and funds for new therapy machines at the Gloucestershire Multiple Sclerosis Therapy Centre
Goodridge Ave, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 5EA
Tel: 01452 419246
Email: selfhelp@glosmsinfo.freeserve.co.uk
Website: www.glosmsinfo.org.uk

I attend and support the work of the MS Therapy Centre in Brighton

Email: info@mssussex.com

Website: www.mssussex.com

I am a Life Member of Mutual Support, the Forces’ MS charity

I am a Lord’s Taverner

I am an active supporter of the rugby charity, the Wooden Spoon

In 2013 I was appointed trustee of Leonard Cheshire Disability