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Charity race night to raise funds for multiple sclerosis
12:03pm Friday 27th September 2013 in News
FUNDRAISERS are under starter’s orders as they try to support people living with multiple sclerosis.
Organised by a Darlington teacher, the charity race night will raise funds to pay for essential physiotherapy for patients that is no longer available on the NHS.
Dave Tucker, assistant headteacher of Darlington School of Mathematics and Science, is a keen supporter if the MS Society alongside his wife Janet, who was diagnosed with the condition 10 years ago and is now confined to a wheelchair.
The race night will be held at Darlington Rugby Club, on October 11, from 7pm.
A number of prizes have been donated by local businesses, including The Croft Hotel, in Croft, near Darlington, which has provided something for every race.
Wheelchair and accessories specialist Carefree Mobility also donated £320.
Mrs Tucker, 62, said: “I have been in the Darlington branch of the MS Society for some time and wanted to do something to help.
“The one to one physiotherapy is fantastic and makes such a difference to our lives.
“The NHS doesn’t offer such help any more and the intensive physiotherapy, on the bars and bike and the treatment, is incredibly popular with everyone really feeling the benefits.”
For more information on the event contact Mrs Tucker at email@example.com
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