Viking Marathon

In October Tom Bell raised money for us by running a marathon in full Viking gear. You can listen to him talking to BBC Radio about this: If you’d like to donate to this, use this Just Giving link:

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Details of how you can dontate to support us.


Feb 24: Everest Base Camp Trek

Jason Main and Gavin will be trekking to Everest Base Camp in February 2024. You can sponsor Jason and Gavin here: Jason says: I will be supporting a cause very close to my family, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) Support Group. In short HSP is a diagnosis that covers a range of rare genetic disorders caused by one or more gene …

Jan 24: Arctic Dog Sledding

Emma is fundraising for the group by completing 200km dog sledding in Sweden in January 2024. You can sponsor her here: Emma says: My son has HSP and it’s a really difficult condition as it’s degenerative so the challenges get harder and harder. More research needs to be done about HSP and patient care needs and support from health …

Rocking Horse Auction

Rocking horse

On Wednesday 8th November you can bid in an auction for a rocking horse made by our member, Terry Duffy.

Yorkshire 10 miler

Nick Garrett has been taking part in running events through 2023 to raise money for the group. His next run in the Yorkshire 10 miler on October 15th. You can sponsor him here: Nick says: I am running multiple events in 2023. for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Support Group because I have been diagnosed with this condition. I have been …

Fundraising Stories


We have set up a new page here to allow us to let you know about the amazing things which people are getting up to raising money for us. You have several options:

Viking Marathon

In 2021 Tom Bell ran a Viking challenge to raise money for the group. He is now going to run a full marathon on 15th October 2023 in the Viking gear. You can sponsor him here: Tom says: Yorkshire Marathon, 15th October, full Viking battle gear (approx 14kg in total). Becca’s dad (Peter) has Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (“HSP”) and …

Potato Pants Festival

Potato Pants Festival

The Potato Pants Festival will be held on Saturday 26th August 2023 Noon till 9pm, at Cobham Sports & Social Club – Wimborne, BH21 3DA. Adult tickets £11, children go free. Listen to good music, learn about HSP and your ticket cost helps a great cause. The Potato Pants Festival was created in 2015 with several objectives in mind.  …

Sportspeople with HSP?


We are seeking sportspeople with HSP to help us in a bid to raise money.