Former Kendal Town footballer George Melling opens up about his battle with MND

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A former Kendal Town footballer has become the latest sportsman to open up about his battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

36-year-old George Melling was diagnosed with the condition in January and is joining the likes of former Scotland rugby player Doddie Weir in trying to raise awareness and money for research.

To date the My Name's Doddie Foundation has raised more than £1m for research and George has got a range of his own fundraising activities planned.

Former team mates and friends from his days at Parkside Road are keen to help, and are hoping to put on more events once Covid restrictions begin to ease.

They have a message for George, and say his fundraising efforts are "an inspiration."