Weston man to run for Parkison's UK

PUBLISHED: 19:00 18 August 2017

Dave Johnson.

Dave Johnson.

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A member of Weston Athletics Club is set to lace up his running shoes to take on the Great North Run for charity.

Dave Johnson, of Somerdale Avenue in Milton, will take on the half marathon on September 10 for Parkinson’s UK.

Dave, aged 63, told the Mercury: “The reason I have chosen to support Parkinson’s UK is that two close friends of mine have recently been diagnosed with the condition.

“It is a stark reminder that we can never take good health for granted and our lives can change unexpectedly at any time.”

Dave is no stranger to charity challenges, having raised more than £6,000 for various charities over the years.

He added: “Parkinson’s UK offers valuable help to those with the condition and their immediate families while also playing a vital role in research into the condition which will hopefully eventually lead to a cure being found.”

To sponsor Dave’s run, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidJohnson7

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