Maltby makes the MSA Marathon
On 8th April 2023 Mr Maltby ran a marathon in aid of the MSA Trust. Mrs Maltby also cycled the route in support of the runners.
What is MSA? Multiple System Atrophy is a rare disease with around 3,300 people in the UK and Ireland currently living with it. It is a progressive neurological disorder that affects men and women. It is caused by degeneration or atrophy (shrinking) of nerve cells in several (or multiple) areas of the brain. This can result in problems with movement, balance, and autonomic functions of the body such as bladder and blood pressure control. It is a complex condition which currently has no cure and is less well understood than other conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease.
What does the MSA Trust do? The charity relies entirely on voluntary donations. They provide vital practical support for sufferers of this disease and their families. It is also the principal funder in the UK of innovative and ground-breaking research into MSA. Funding provides; an MSA Nurse Specialist support service, A network of local Support Groups and online forums and accurate up-to-date information for health and care professionals working with people with MSA.
Mr Maltby, along with friends and family, created a local marathon to raise much needed funds and awareness of the trust. They decided to run it locally as the cause is very close their hearts. The locals gathered and gave them an applause as they started and finished the marathon.
Mr Maltby said:
“We wanted to do this to raise awareness of the MSA Trust and the impact MSA has on people’s lives. A massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored and shown support. It was heart-warming to see all the locals coming out to cheer us, it really spurred us on. It was a hard task that we set ourselves and I was so proud of my friends and family for achieving this”.
The group are so close to reaching their target of £2,500 for the MSA Trust and have 92% of this. If you would like to support the cause, please follow the link below where you can make a donation. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/maltbymsamarathon?utm_source=copyLink&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=maltbymsamarathon&utm_campaign=pfp-share&utm_term=5c731aa9f0af4efdb8237bfef8d6af4f