PICTURE SPECIAL - Baton relay for Droitwich's MND Warrior John Adams raises £400 - The Droitwich Standard

PICTURE SPECIAL - Baton relay for Droitwich's MND Warrior John Adams raises £400

Droitwich Editorial 26th Jul, 2022 Updated: 26th Jul, 2022   0

A SPECIAL baton relay held in Droitwich, to honour the town’s tenacious MND Warrior John Adams raised £400 for research into Motor Neurone Disease research.

Crowds flocked to the event in Vines Park on Saturday.

When people heard about the commonwealth baton travelling around the country a group got together to nominate him.

Unfortunately it was announced that the torch would not be travelling through his home town.

A group got together and decided to do an event especially for him, a special shirt has been designed and a replica torch produced.

John was passed the baton by ex-Worcestershire cricketer Martin Weston and passed it onto young town boxer Amelia Mann.

The Mayor of Droitwich Spa and other local dignitaries were be there to support the event which was held to raise awareness of MND as well as funds.

A variety of activities were organised for the day, people wore their sportswear and there was a display of special cars.

As a lifelong Baggies fan, John has a large following from West Bromwich Albion Football Club and many people on Saturday turned out in WBA shirts.

Over the last four weeks John has had a rough time, he caught Covid which really caused him lots of problems.

Last Monday he was rushed to hospital with a temperature of 39.7C which resulted in a fit. Tests confirmed John had a UTI infection which turned into sepsis.

But, he was not going to let that spoil his special day and he made it out of hospital on Friday, just in time for his baton relay.

John was diagnosed with MND six years ago and was told back then his life expectancy was around 12 to 18 months.

After the shock, John vowed to his family and friends he would never to stop fighting and he wanted to use the rest of his time to raise awareness of the horrific disease and raise funds to find a much-needed cure.

People can visit justgiving.com/fundraising/John-adams44 to donate to John’s cause.


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