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A group of family and friends in Kent are busy fundraising for PSPA in support of Jason Wade’s mum, Shirley, who was diagnosed with PSP last summer.

To help raise awareness of PSP & CBD and to show support to his mum, Jason is taking on an epic running challenge. Beginning on 30 September, Jason aims to run 100-miles in 24-hours to raise funds for PSPA and support his mum.

In addition, to aid his fundraising efforts, Jason’s loyal friends and family are helping him to host a Charity Race Night at the Temple Farm Working Men’s Club on Friday 19 August from 7pm.

The evening will be packed full of fun activities including races, a Spice Girls tribute, a cake sale and a raffle. In addition, if enough money is raised during the evening, Jason and his friend Glen Yard have agreed to shave their hair off.

Talking about his challenge, Jason said: “In August 2021, our mum and rock was diagnosed with Parkinson’s and PSP, meaning an aggressive onset of symptoms that is slowly taking away the mum I know and love so dearly.

As her son, I am heart broken. Her life has been changed to unrecognisable levels and her latter years, the ones she worked so hard for, to be able to relax and enjoy her life and her family, will be cruelly taken away from her.

Us lads have a terrible time dealing with our emotions and anything we’re unable to control or fix. So, for me I’m challenging Parkinson’s and PSP head on the best way I can – by running for my mum. I am owning it with a 100-mile ultra-run during 30 September and 1 October.

I hope every penny raised will help research that will allow others in the future to possibly have something more than there is now. A life beyond the illness.”

You can keep up to date with Jason’s training and other fundraising activities via his Facebook page:

You can also sponsor Jason’s challenge, here:

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