Charity event for dad

PUBLISHED: 08:00 13 March 2015

Becky Butler holding a picture of her Dad, Becky is organising a fundraising event in his memory.

Becky Butler holding a picture of her Dad, Becky is organising a fundraising event in his memory.


A NAILSEA woman is appealing for help to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association following her dad’s ‘heartbreaking’ battle with the illness.

Becky Butler, aged 33, lost her dad Mike Cook in June 2013 and wants to do all she can to help others in the same situation.

She is organising a charity event at The Grove Sports Centre in Nailsea on June 20 and is appealing for businesses to support it.

She said: “The disease is merciless and I now know there is nothing worse than watching your loved one slowly die in front of your eyes while being in constant pain and suffering when you know there’s nothing you can do about it.

“My dad was unable to speak or eat without choking which became so dangerous he had to be fed through a tube.

“Any support you are able to give us will help ensure the care and support for people living with MND.”

The event will include face-painting, games, a balloon release, afternoon tea and a weigh-in by Becky who is also doing a sponsored diet for the very worthy cause.

Motor neurone disease is a progressive and fatal condition which attacks the motor neurones, nerves in the brain and the spinal cord.

The illness leads to weakness and wasting leaving sufferers unable to walk, talk, feed and sometimes breathe by themselves.

Anyone interested in helping can contact Becky at

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