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Mike Homer is making a great effort for MS Society

Mike Homer may be wheelchair-bound but that's not stopping the 76-year-old from attempting to raise £1,000 for the MS Society.

Mike Homer may be wheelchair-bound but that’s not stopping the 76-year-old from attempting to raise £1,000 for the MS Society.

Born in Birmingham but now living in Fareham, Mike’s daughter, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2012.

Mike is planning to make daily train journeys in his decorated wheelchair from his local station, stopping off at railway stations with MS groups in the locality.

He will be arriving at Solihull Station from Leamington at 6.25pm on Monday June 8 and departing for Leamington at 7pm.

There are more than 300 MS branches around the UK, and Mike’s aim is to visit as many as he can in ten days from June 2 to June 15.

He said: “I can’t run a marathon or jump out of a plane, so this is my way of helping to raise awareness and funds for such an amazing cause.”

Antoinette Fisher, Chair of the Solihull & District MS Branch, added: “We are delighted and so grateful for what Mike is doing for the Society. It just goes to show you that being in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and do things. “

Some of the members of the Solihull and District Branch will be at Solihull Station on Monday June 8 at 6pm to meet Mike.

If you would like to meet Mike and help support his MSaTHON challenge then go along to Solihull Station on Monday and join them, or to make a donation visit Mike’s JustGiving page www.justgiving.com/Mike-Homer/

You can read Mike’s story on his web page www.msathon.co.uk

 

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