£2,000 total is thanks to ‘superhero’ Clint
A MACCLESFIELD aunt who was diagnosed with a fatal brain illness inspired a runner to raise £2,000 for charity.
Lesley Silvester learned she had bulbar palsy, a form of motor neurone disease (MND), in June last year.
Since then, the illness has left her almost completely paralysed.
Inspired by her plight, her niece’s husband Clint Spencer, a passionate runner from Derbyshire, ran six events in four weeks.
He took on five half marathons and a Tough Mudder obstacle race for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Lesley, who is now unable to walk, eat or talk, said in writing: “I am so very proud of my nephew-in-law for taking on such a difficult challenge to raise funds for MNDA – he’s my superhero.
Clint said: “I wanted to do something different to raise awareness about this disease, as well as raise money for MNDA, who have been a great help to Lesley since her diagnosis.”
Joel Millett, chairman of the Cheshire branch of the MND Association, said: “We’re exhausted just thinking about this impressive challenge Clint has undertaken in aid of the branch.”
●● Clint Spencer successfully completed five half marathons and a 12-mile extreme obstacle race in just four weeks. He is pictured with his wife and her aunt, Lesley Silvester, and other members of the family