Fundraiser Planned As Caribbean Roots Former English Footballer Reveals Struggle With MND

Lenny Johnrose
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News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Sept. 21, 2018: A fundraiser to put the spotlight on Motor Neurone Disease, (MND), is being planned for next month in Lancashire, England as a Caribbean-roots, former English pro-footballer announced publicly his diagnosis with the disease.

Lenny Johnrose, whose roots extend to the Caribbean, was born in the City of Preston in Lancashire and played for several clubs including Burnley, Bury and Swansea City during his career.

Lenny Johnrose, 48, who was best known as a tough-tackling defensive midfielder, announced publicly he  is in a battle with MND. The nervous system disease weakens muscles and impacts physical function.

Johnrose is the younger brother of Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), communications consultant, Johnson Johnrose.

The golf fundraiser to put the spotlight on the disease is being organized by Paul Wignall, Byron Gregory and Peter Jones, who are members Club and were touched by the openness of Johnrose about his MND diagnosis

The event tees-off at the Ashton and Lea Golf Club on Tudor Avenue on Wednesday, October 17th at 10 a.m. and will see 18 teams compete. Contact for reservations to play.