Riding to beat rare form of Parkinson’s disease

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Thurrock nurse and fellow cyclists prepare for a gruelling 250 mile bike ride in memory of father-in-law who died from a rare form of Parkinson’s disease.

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The riders will be raising money for the Multiple System Atrophy Trust by cycling the 250 miles from Padstow to Bath this September. Chris Jennions, one of the riders taking part, lost his father-in-law to the disease last year.

Multiple system atrophy (MSA) is a rare form of Parkinson’s disease which can lead to loss of mobility and the ability to communicate. Unfortunately, there is no cure and the medication that can help relieve symptoms for people with Parkinson’s is less effective for people with MSA.

Claire Webber, a general practice nurse at Peartree Surgery in South Ockendon, said “I love to cycle, and try to bike to and from work at least three times a week. I am really looking forward to this West Country Ride it offers a great opportunity to raise funds and awareness of MSA and the Trust. This disease is gruelling and debilitating and I hope my Sister-in-law can take some comfort from the funds raised for the MSA Trust having lost her Dad to this disease last year. No sponsor is too little and I would appreciate any support, thank you”

The Multiple System Atrophy Trust is the UK’s leading charity supporting people affected by MSA. The organisation provides advice, information and support nationwide and funds medical research to find the cause and cure for MSA.

If you can spare a few pounds to sponsor the bikers and support the vital work of the MSA Trust, please click on the link below:

250-mile West Country Way fund raising ride for MSA 

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