A BRADLEY man is urging runners to help him raise cash for a charity close to his heart.
Muhei-Ud-Din Muftee, 30, is running an 8k route round Bradley next month to raise cash for a rare nervous system charity.
He told the Examiner:
“I have done a few charity events. We last did a 8k and before that we did a boxing class.
Mr Muftee said: “I lost a family member a long time ago to a rare nervous system disorder which spreads through the body.
“People with Ataxia end up losing feeling in their arms, then their legs, then their face. They lose their speech and eyesight before they die.
“It can take nine or 10 years.
“It’s a really bad disorder and there’s not much research going into a cure.”
Ataxia, which means ‘lack of’, is associated with movement, balance and speech problems.
“Speaking of the run, I think there will be at least four of us but anyone who wants to come along and raise money would be most welcome.”
Muhei-Ud-Din, has been sponsored by his part time employers, DeliBites in Crosland Moor, who have pledged to donate one day’s profits to the charity.
He added: “I am quite athletic so running is a good choice. I have been training and it is my way of giving something back.”
Mr Muftee, who is also a property developer, will set off from Woodland Glade, Bradley on September 14.
To take part or to sponsor the event call 07590984181.
To find out more about the charity go to www.ataxia.org.uk/