Home   News   Article

Stoke Ferry youngster cycles 100 miles to combat Motor Neurone Disease




A great effort by Jake Gomez, a 15-year-old from Stoke Ferry, saw him complete a 100-mile bike ride to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association which has already raised £335 in sponsorship and donations.

Motor Neurone Disease is a genetic condition that affects the brain and nerves.

Generally, the disease progresses very slowly, causing weakness that gets worse over time and some people live with the condition for many years.

Jake Gomez of Stoke Ferry, cycled 100 miles for Motor Neurone Disease (49289355)
Jake Gomez of Stoke Ferry, cycled 100 miles for Motor Neurone Disease (49289355)

Jane Lewis, chairperson of the Motor Neurone Disease group in Lynn said: "We are so grateful to Jake, his dedication and training are inspirational.

"His cycle ride will help us to provide equipment to make life more comfortable for someone living with Motor Neurone Disease.

"Increasing awareness of Motor Neurone Disease in this way, will also help people to understand how devastating this disease is and the impact on families. There is no effective treatment and no cure - we can only do our best to support people who are living with the disease and Jake has helped us to do that."

Jake Gomez of Stoke Ferry, cycled 100 miles for Motor Neurone Disease (49289319)
Jake Gomez of Stoke Ferry, cycled 100 miles for Motor Neurone Disease (49289319)


This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies - Learn More