Former Council employee’s marathon charity effort

Published May 17, 2017 at 9:50

A former Rossendale Council employee who suffers from a rare muscle wasting condition will take part in a triathlon later this month to raise money for charity.

Muscular dystrophy sufferer Sean Spencer, 36, from Rawtenstall will take part in the Rossendale Triathlon on Sunday, May 28 in a relay team with two friends to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK – a charity which works to fight more than 60 muscle-weakening and wasting conditions.

He will be joined in the race by two other teams made up of friends, including current Council staff member Dave McChesney.

This is the second time Sean will take part in the race – after clocking an impressive time of 18 minutes 45 seconds in the swimming section of last year’s race and raising near to £2,500 for charity.

Sean lost his father and grandfather prematurely to the condition and has himself now been diagnosed with but it but he is determined to fight on.

He said:

My objective is clear – I want to do all I can to proactively help find a cure for this condition. I have set up a fund and all the money raised will go towards vital research to speed up any developments for potential drugs and future cures.

After the triathlon Sean plans to undertake more sponsored events, including trips to the e-races and quiz nights.

Stuart Sugarman, Chief Executive of Rossendale Borough Council, said:

As Sean’s former employer we’re all very proud of what he has achieved both in his own proactive plans and in raising awareness of this condition and money towards helping to fight it. If you are able to, please donate to this worthy cause.

To donate, visit here or here.

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