CHESTERFIELD: On the run for a good cause

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THREE relatives are set to pound the streets of the north east to help cure Parkinson’s disease.

Ben Cater, of Chesterfield, and his cousins Dan and Matt Housley, from Swanwick, will take part in the 13-mile Great North Run in Newcastle this September to aid charity Parkinson’s UK.

Ben, 25, said: “It’s a cause very close to my family’s heart as my grandad Donald was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 45 in 1978 and suffered with the disease for the remaining 28 years of his life.

“We’ve decided to embark upon this challenge to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease and help fund research into the condition.”

To sponsor Ben, Dan and Matt in their charitable mission, log on to www.justgiving.com/ParkinsonsGreatNorthRun.