Support former sailor at charity fundraiser in Portsmouth

Fareham MP Suella Fernandes, second right, and Minister of State for Schools The Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, centre, with representatives from Portchester Community School  and Henry Cort Community College

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CYCLISTS are raising cash for a man with a muscle-wasting condition.

Former Portsmouth resident and sailor Joe Cocker, 49, suffers from myotonic dystrophy.

Mr Cocker, who was stationed in Portsmouth in the navy and was later a manager at the Royal Mail centre in the city, needs adaptations to his home that will cost £12,000.

Mr Cocker’s friend Steve Lewis, of Gosport, is cycling 350 miles to raise cash. He is due to arrive back in Portsmouth on August 3 for a charity event.

Now Mr Cocker’s wife Lynne, 58, of Hedge End, is urging people to come out and support her husband.

The event is due to be held between 2pm and 7pm at Portsmouth and Southsea Cricket Club in Locksway Road, Milton. For more, type Help Joe Cocker into Facebook search.

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