Thank you for visiting the 50 list website. In 2012 I embarked on a year of 50 challenges. From building a 1000 piece jigsaw, learning to make a creme brûlée and completing a half marathon to some more extreme challenges; scuba diving, jet skiing, snow skiing, indoor skydive and accelerating from 0 to 160 mph in eight seconds in a dragster!
Why did I do this? I have a disability which confines me to a wheelchair. My daughter has the same condition and I wanted to show her that anything, if you put your mind to it, is possible.
I managed to complete 47 out of the 50 and I have every intention of completing the last three someday. I hope you enjoy your visit to this site.
“Nigel has a disability, an inherited disease that means his nerves don’t tell his muscles what to do – but he does not consider himself disabled. His youngest daughter Ellie has been diagnosed with the same condition. To inspire Ellie, and show her anything is possible, Nigel created a list of 50 challenges to complete in his fiftieth year. This is the story of that list. For Nigel, this meant helping Ellie understand that life is to be challenged, to be explored and enjoyed, no matter what obstacles you might have to face. Even during the darkest times, Nigel has never let anything stop him from realising his dreams.
His list is varied, some are crazy, wild physical challenges, others are seemingly simple tasks people often take for granted. Some are activities Nigel has done before, others are skills he has learnt to cope with his condition that he wants to share with other people. All of them hold huge emotional significance to Nigel and his family. This is the heart-warming account of the year Nigel completed The 50 List. Inspiring and surprising, it will move you to tears and laughter, and leave you believing that you really can accomplish anything.”