Milton Keynes man with learning disability takes on 10 challenges for charity

A man with a learning disability has raised more than £300 for charity by setting himself 10 challenges during lockdown
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Iain, who is supported by MacIntyre in Milton Keynes, was feeling a little lost with his daily routine disrupted and unable to see his friends.

He set himself the challenges to keep himself from getting bored. They included balancing on a plank for one minute, baking a cake, pedaling for 12 minutes on an exercise bike, ironing five shirts, washing his mum's car and facing his fear of cooking on the BBQ.

A fundraising page was set up for people to make donations as Iain completed each challenge - and he soon surpassed his target of £200.

Iain faced his fear of cooking on the BBQIain faced his fear of cooking on the BBQ
Iain faced his fear of cooking on the BBQ

He plans to donate the money to MacIntyre, who provide learning, support and care for children, young people and adults who have a learning disability and/or autism.

Iain, who has spent lockdown at home with his family, said he was finding his challenges "excellent" and planned to do more.

His mum Liz said: "He's chuffed. This is really giving him a boost and it's something for him to focus on. I'm really proud of him."


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