Tony Bray
Chief Executive Officer

I have no personal connection with Motor Neurone Disease, however, when I decided to set myself the challenge to swim the Solent in 2013 I chose an MND charity to do it for.

My intention was to just do the swim once; however, I was persuaded to make it an annual event. Having met Ian and his family at the first swim I decided that if it was going to be an annual event then it would be in his honour and the Swim the Solent Ian Pratt MND Challenge was born.

The event is now firmly entrenched in the calendar and we regularly have over 40 swimmers taking on the challenge and raising funds and awareness of MND and the Ian Pratt MND Foundation.

I was absolutely delighted when Ian, who has become one of my dearest and closest friends, asked me to take on the role of CEO, which is a great personal honour for me. I am looking forward to helping the Foundation go from strength to strength with its core values of supporting individuals and families affected by MND, raising awareness and funding research.