Mike has raised more than £500,000 for primarily sporting charities, through after dinner speaking.
He undertook one of his most ambitious sporting challenges in 2012, by attempting to perform 10 sports, in 10 months to raise £10k for VISION 2020 UK. Together with 2 fellow Chief Executives of charities in the sight loss sector, Mike and his colleagues undertook five team sports together and then five individual sports which were on the Olympic or Paralympic Games programme.
The team sports were:
- Boccia (a ball game - mainly played by athletes with Cerebral Palsy.
- Goal Ball – a ball game played by athletes with a Vision impairment.
- Rowing – in a coxed four
- Tandem riding
Individual sports undertaken by Mike were:
- Running – 5k track event
- Field events – shot, discus and javelin at Metro Games
- Sound Tennis