Son goes on the run to help out MS charity
THIS marathon man will run up funds for the charity that is helping his mother through a life-debilitating illness.
David Mumby, 41, of Humberston, hopes to raise thousands of pounds for the Multiple Sclerosis Society when he runs the London Marathon on April 23.
His mum Eilene was diagnosed with the condition nine years ago and he has seen firsthand the affect it has on people and their families.
David, who has run the Great North Run three times, has already raised £700 for the cause. He said: "My mum is proud of me, I think. MS can take its toll, especially on my dad, but it is good to know I can help by raising money.
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"I feel ready to do the big marathon now. I'm really looking forward to it and I have been training hard."
There are 100,000 people in the UK living with MS.
Every day seven people are diagnosed with the condition and most are aged between 20 and 40 years old – although children as young can have the condition.
Over the weekend, David, his niece Ellie and father Mick collected money from shoppers at Morrisons, in Laceby.
They were surprised by how many people have been diagnosed with the condition and how generous people were.
Mick said: "The public have been so generous by donating in this current economic climate. We also want to thank the staff at Morrisons for their kind welcome. It has been marvellous.
"Living with MS has been hard but we get by. I think what my son is doing is brilliant."
To sponsor David, call 01472 814735.