Aunt inspires Clint to tackle marathon bid
A MACCLESFIELD aunt, who was diagnosed with a fatal brain illness, has inspired her nephew to face the challenge of his life.
Lesley Silvester learned she had bulbar palsy, a form of motor neuron disease (MND), in June last year.
Since then, the illness has left her almost completely paralysed.
In another twist of fate she also lost her husband, who was a great support to her, on Boxing Day.
Inspired by her story, her niece’s husband Clint Spencer, a passionate runner from Derbyshire, is hoping to funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association in May.
He will take on five marathons and the Tough Mudder obstacle race - over the course of just four weeks.
He said: “Anyone who has come into contact with someone suffering from MND knows what a hugely debilitating disease it is. I hope that in doing this, I can raise not just cash but also awareness, so that people like Lesley can get the best treatment possible.”
To help Clint go to justgiving.com/fundraising/clint-spencer.