Fun day held for MS sufferers and their families

Sufferers of the debilitating disease Multiple Sclerosis and their families enjoyed activities from basketball to swimming and archery as the Sportspark doors were thrown open to them on Saturday.

Both youngsters and adults drew their arrows and donned their trainers during the day at the University of East Anglia organised by the Norwich North Alpha Lions to get often wheelchair-bound MS sufferers and their carers young and old out of the house.

David Bowden, president of the Norwich North Alpha Lions which funded the day, said: 'They have a horrendous life and it's just nice to see them out enjoying themselves and really happy.'

The Lions raise their money through running car parks on football match days in the city.

'Over the course of the year we raise in excess of �25,000.'

'Today has been absolutely brilliant', he said. It has been worth every penny. There are a lot of people here and all those here are enjoying themselves. It really gives you a boost. I've been in the Lions since 1991 and I haven't looked back.'

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