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'Tremendous' support for Lee Newton and L6ve Life battle with motor neurone disease

A father of two is receiving “tremendous” support since revealing he is battling motor neurone disease.Lee Newton, 43, a former stand-off for Skirlaugh ARLFC, was diagnosed with the condition, for which there is no cure, on March 20 last year.Mr Newton, who lives with wife Caroline, and their children Hannah, 13, and Evie, ten, in Anlaby, has launched the L6ve Life Foundation.As well as raising cash for the Motor Neurone Disease Association, Mr Newton is hoping to raise awareness about the condition, which kills about five people a day in the UK.Mrs Newton said: “Lee is receiving tremendous supportive messages from people.”On August 8, Mr Newton, a director of his family’s door manufacturing firm, will take part in a skydive over Bridlington.He said: “A lot of people have been doing events for the L6ve Life Foundation, including marathons and the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge.”I thought to myself, ‘I have to do something too’.”The skydive was my friend, Rob Mould’s idea.”Visit to donate to the cause.

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