About Me

Richard C Brown MBE

I’m married and have two lovely kids. I love music, comedy, reading, writing and film. I was diagnosed with Friedreich’s Ataxia and when I was fifteen. I studied at home with the Open University, studied Modern History at Oxford Brookes University and worked for ten years in the Public Sector before taking medical retirement.

Since then, my extensive voluntary work with the National Charity that represents others with the same condition, AtaxiaUK, has helped me support my own local Community. Amongst many other projects, I helped set up and run a Community Bus Company, served as a School Governor and launched a successful Road Safety Campaign.

In 2021, I was awarded an MBE for those efforts.

I’m not an ‘inspiration’. I just want to give other disabled people a boost, to show it can work for people like us.

I believe my experiences give me unique and interesting insights – but the best way to get to know me is to read my posts!