Jas running the MK Marathon for the Butterfly Group

Milton Keynes Half Marathon 2013
Milton Keynes Half Marathon 2013

City runner, Jas Bhamber, is taking on a number of running challenges to raise money for a charity dedicated to supporting people with immune, auto-immune and chronic disorders.

Mr Bhamber has already taken part in the MK HALF on March 10 where he raised £300 and now he has his sights set on the MK Marathon on May 6.

He said: ““Over the last few years, I’ve had a number of close family members, my sister, niece and son suffering from various forms of auto immune disorders from MS, cancer and multiple food allergies and intolerances.

“This has made me aware of the breadth of auto immune disorders, it’s impact on daily life and the lack of any cure or means of managing the disorder so that sufferers are able lead a normal life.

“There seems to be a common thread throughout, which is the immune system attacking itself as well as attacking non-threatening things such as

foodstuffs. I want to raise funds for both research as well as to support those currently living with these disorders.“

Charity spokesperson and founder, Christina Lukacs, said: “The charity will be offering Jas all the support to assist him to help us with medical research into these fickle and unpredictable incurable disorders. We very much appreciates Jas’ passion to fundraising and how much he has raised so far and will be on hand to offer care and support to his family and local residents in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas with these often over looked and demanding disorders.”

For more information contact the charity directly on 01253 299 990 or via email thebutterflygroup@live.co.uk or visit their website at www.thebutterflygroup.org.uk.