STAFFORDSHIRE Fire and Rescue Service crew manager Gary Bowcock is suffering from a life-limiting, aggressive form of Motor Neurone Disease.
He is facing this with the utmost dignity and courage.
Gary’s fire service colleagues and friends are undertaking numerous fund raising events over the coming months to raise ten thousand pounds to help make his home as comfortable as possible.
Therefore LASAR Radio is requesting you to donate whatever you can in order to support Gary and his family at this difficult time.
Gary has served as a firefighter for 29 years and has always been extremely fit and healthy, often cycling or even running the 10-mile journey to work and regularly playing golf.
He was diagnosed with Motor Neurone disease in October last year – a terrible debilitating condition.
It is a rare condition that only affects 1 in 50,000 people and causes muscles to waste and die.
Recently Gary’s legs and hands have become affected, making walking difficult and stairs a problem. This will only keep getting worse as there is no treatment or cure.
The immediate task is to convert the garage at Gary’s home to a downstairs toilet, wet room and bedroom.
Please do what you can to support Gary and his family at this terrible time.
Gary’s friends have set up an appeal fund on the website justgiving.com