WATCHING her father suffer at the hands of Multiple Sclerosis for over 40 years is the inspiration for Helen Tuite to hit the fundraising trail at this year’s Solihull Half Marathon on April 2.
Helen, now the secretary of the Solihull branch of the MS Society, will be raising funds for the charity in memory of her late father Jim Tuite, who was diagnosed at the tender age of 42 and lived with the condition for over four decades.
Former St Peter’s School pupil Helen said: “My father was diagnosed with MS when he was 42, and suffered for over 40 years. I just want to do my bit to help other people who have this terrible disease.
“Most of us know someone who has got MS as it affects over 100,000 people in the UK.
“The Solihull Branch of the Society provides practical help, support groups and advice for people with MS and their families.”
“If you would like to take part in the Great Birmingham Run in October for the MS Society, or want further information about the MS Solihull branch, call me on 07941 416303.
If you would like to sponsor Helen, go to: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/HelenTuite-SolihullHalf2017