My friend Andy Copp died on 29th April 2018, just two years after being diagnosed with Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD). CBD is a rare, progressive, neurological disorder which leaves the sufferer unable to balance, walk, eat, swallow and drink. It is a cruel disease for which there is no cure.
When Andy's wife Elizabeth - with whom I have been friends for over 50 years - told me that she, her sister Eileen Bevan and friend Jane Sim were planning to do a trek on Hadrian's wall in Andy's memory and to raise money for the PSP Association, I knew immediately that I wanted to join them. The charity had provided invaluable support to Elizabeth and Andy during his illness and it also helps to fund much-needed research into CBD and PSP, a similar progressive neurological condition.
I will be to joining Elizabeth, Eileen and Jane on the trek in September and have set myself a fundraising target of £600. Anything you can contribute to this will go directly to PSPA to help their work.
Thank you so much for reading this and for your help
PSPA is a national charity providing support and information to people living with PSP and CBD, while funding research into treatments and ultimately a cure. We aim to improve the lives of everyone affected by PSP and CBD. We rely entirely on voluntary donations, and that's why we need your support.