£2,000 to­tal is thanks to ‘su­per­hero’ Clint

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

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

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