COLWYN BAY defender Lewis Sirrell is to run the Manchester Half Marathon next month to raise money for research into Motor Neurone disease.
The fundraiser is in memory of Billy Campbell, the brother of a friend of Lewis’s who recently died of the illness.
Motor neurone is a rapidly progressing neurological disease which attacks the nerves that control movement so that muscles no longer work.
“It is a horrible disease and I wanted to do something in Billy’s memory to help with the research,” said Lewis.
The Manchester half marathon is being held on Sunday 26th September and anybody who would like to make a donation can do so on JustGiving via Lewis Sirrell is fundraising for Motor Neurone Disease Association (justgiving.com)
Lewis, who lives in Old Colwyn, is originally from the North East where he came through the Middlesbrough academy before playing for Gateshead and having a spell in Sweden with Ostersunds FK.
The 27-year-old signed for Colwyn Bay last year and has played in all five of Bay’s league games in the JD Cymru North so far this season.