Chippenham man's calendar in memory of late wife
2:00pm Sunday 13th October 2013 in Latest News
A Chippenham man who lost his wife to multiple system atrophy has created a charity calendar to help fund money for research into the rare degenerative disease.
Michael Woodman’s wife Pat fell ill in 2007 and was later diagnosed with MSA, a disease caused by the degeneration of nerve cells in several areas of the brain.
Recently he set up a support group for those affected by the disease, and now with the help of his four daughters Jacqueline, Rachel, Claire and Lesley, he has created a charity calendar.
It features photos from around Wiltshire, including the Cherhill monument in the snow and Silbury Hill.
Any money he raises will go to the MSA Trust, which employs a small team of staff to support patients and their families.
Mr Woodman said: “They are very supportive, they provide nurses to give advice, but they are there are only two of them in the country.
“Because it’s a rare illness, people don’t know where to turn for any help.
“Even in the medical world it’s not easy to find someone who knows what you’re talking about.”
To order a calendar, email Mr Woodman at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (01249) 448757.
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