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Jason Liversidge, (Pegg, 1989-1992), was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2013 and now is unable to do anything independently and needs 24 hour care. However, undaunted by the challenge, he climbed the 1,085m peak of Snowdon in his 4x4 terrain hopper wheelchair with his wife Liz and friends. Jason said: “It was a huge personal challenge for me and a great way of raising awareness of motor neurone disease and disability in general.

“I thought it would be a unique challenge and a good way of raising money for charity. It is an amazing feeling. It hasn’t been done before, so it was an unknown quantity and I didn’t know whether me or the wheelchair would make it.”

Jason has already tackled the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe and driven a Formula One race car around Silverstone, but admitted this was his biggest challenge yet. The father of two is hoping to raise around £5,000 for Dove House and Marie Curie as a thank you for all their help and support since his diagnosis.

Liz said: “I’m completely in awe of Jason. He has gone from a fit and active man to someone who is completely dependent on others, but he doesn’t let that stop him. He is an inspiration to us all.”

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