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It was heartening to see Burnley Football Club open its doors yesterday to former Claret Lenny Johnrose who is currently trying to visit as many football clubs as he can to talk about Motor Neurone Disease.

Heartening yes, but also so sad to see Lenny, just 50, now in a wheelchair as he fights this horrible disease but he’s doing so with great humour. Just a couple of weeks or so ago, after a serious fall, he tweeted: “As a teacher, I used to say that the best way for children to learn is through experiencing things. This morning, my experience taught me that trying to walk when your legs won’t move results in a bang on the head and a bruised right arm. Thanks to MND every day is a school day.”

Yesterday, however, after being given the opportunity to talk to our players and staff about the disease. He said: “Players and coaching staff took time out to speak, both before and after the presentation. Another North West club showing how humble and down to earth they are. Oh, and the food wasn’t bad either!”

His visit is part of Project 92 that Lenny has launched which includes trying to raise £40,000 for the project to tackled MND.

Click HERE if you would like to make a donation.

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