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Disabled pensioner on nationwide charity expedition to visit borough

Solihull Editorial 29th May, 2015 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A DISABLED pensioner is set to stop in Solihull as part of his nationwide MSaThon fundraising expedition.

Mike Homer is on a mission to raise £1,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society after his daughter, Elizabeth, was diagnosed with the debilitating disease in 2012.

Despite being confined to a wheelchair due to a virus he contracted in 1990 the Birmingham-born 76-year-old is aiming to travel by train in to as many of the 300 MS branches around the UK in 10 days from June 2 till June 15.

Speaking about his fundraising efforts, Mike said: “I can’t run a marathon or jump out of a plane.

“So this is my way of helping to raise awareness and funds for such an amazing cause.”

Antoinette Fisher, Chair of the Solihull & District MS Branch, said the branch is grateful for what Mike is doing to raise funds and awareness for the MS Society.

She added: “It just goes to show you that being in a wheelchair doesn’t mean you can’t get out there and do things.

“It’s sometimes a case of mind over matter, and if you really want to achieve something, you can.”

Mike will be arriving at Solihull Station in his specially decorated wheelchair at 6.25pm on Monday, 8 June 2015.

More information on his story and the inspiration for his MSaThon can be found on his web page www.msathon.co.uk and donations made at his JustGiving page – www.justgiving.com/Mike-Homer/

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