A BRADLEY man has raised hundreds of pounds to help find a cure for the disease which killed his girlfriend’s father.
Muheidin Mufti, 27, is on a mission to raise as much money as possible for Ataxia UK.
He was moved to help the charity when his girlfriend, Katrina Pickard’s, father, Sam, died of Ataxia – a disorder of the nervous system – last year.
First, Mr Mufti, of Bradley, raised hundreds of pounds when he organised a sponsored run.
He then staged an unusual mix of running, boxing and partying.
Guests took part in a 7km fun run and boxercise class, before enjoying an Indian buffet and stage show.
His efforts raised over £580 for the charity, which funds research into treatments.
He said: “I thought offering a mix of sport and entertainment would make the event more attractive and everyone had a really good time.
The event, held at Woodland Glade, in Bradley, was sponsored by Movein Properties, of Birchencliffe.
Mr Mufti is planning another charity event later this year.