Charity night will help sufferers of nerve disease

Alistair Summers, from Bourne, who suffers from Guillian-Barre Syndrome. Alistair pictured with his parents Bryan and  Jacky.'Photo: MSMP060313-010ow
Alistair Summers, from Bourne, who suffers from Guillian-Barre Syndrome. Alistair pictured with his parents Bryan and Jacky.'Photo: MSMP060313-010ow
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A teenager who was struck down with a rare nerve disorder that threatened his life is holding a fundraising quiz night on Friday.

Alistair Summers, 19, of Newbury Crescent in Bourne, went off to university fit and healthy but woke up one morning in October to discover he could not walk.

He was quickly diagnosed with Guillian-Barre Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the nerves in the arms and legs become inflamed and stop working.

His condition worsened and he was in hospital for more than four months including a time in intensive care.

During his time in hospital Alistair’s spirits were lifted by a visit from fellow sufferer Jon Shelton who was put in touch by the Guillian-Barre Syndrom Support Group.

Despite still rehabbing Alistair, with the help of his parents Jacky, 59, and Bryan, 79, want to give something back to the group which has led to them organising the quiz at The Nags Head on Friday starting at 7.30pm. It will cost £5 per head, with £150 cash prize and raffle.