Layla Moran has tabled a Commons motion congratulating local constituents and ‘Spennylympics’ duo Stuart Bates and Charlotte Nichols for their “inspirational” upcoming challenge for charity.
Vale of White Horse residents Stuart and Charlotte will be taking part in their ‘Spennylympics’, where they will try to complete every single Olympic event. This will all be done during the 17 days of the Tokyo Games - 49 sports and over 96 events. It is in memory of Stuart’s brother Spencer (“Spenny”) who sadly passed away in August 2011 from motor neurone disease.
Layla wished the duo the best of luck for all the events they will be undertaking over the next couple of weeks and said the “whole constituency” will be right behind them.
Layla's motion, published yesterday (22nd July 2021), acknowledges “the life-changing work the Motor Neurone Disease Association does for those with Motor Neurone Disease and Kennedy’s Disease; and urges the Government to further support and invest in research and care related to Motor Neurone Disease and Kennedy's Disease.”
Layla said: “I wish our local heroes Stuart and Charlotte the very best of luck in their Spennylympics event taking place over what will be an undoubtedly intense 17 days. What they’re doing is inspirational and for an amazing cause - one that I know is very personal to them. The Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) truly does life-changing work for so many people who are suffering from Motor Neurone Disease and Kennedy’s Disease.
“I know the whole constituency will be lending Stuart and Charlotte their full support and I encourage those who are able to donate to this amazing cause.”
You can find out more about the Spennylypics here: https://www.spennylympics.com/