Haemophiliac’s bike ride for hospital unit

Ilkeston Hemophillia sufferer Justin Innot. Sponsored cycle ride for the qmc hemophillia unit.

Ilkeston Hemophillia sufferer Justin Innot. Sponsored cycle ride for the qmc hemophillia unit.

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A Cotmanhay man who suffers from a blood disease is getting on his bike to raise money for the hospital unit that has treated him.

Ilkeston FC steward Justin Innot, 42, has raised more than £350 ahead of his 12 mile ride for Nottingham’s Queen’s Medical Centre on Sunday (September 1).

He suffers from Von Willebrand disease which affects his blood’s ability to clot properly.

“The money raised will go to children who suffer with severe forms of haemophilia, giving them days out assisted by the unit,” he said.

“Even the slightest knock can make them look like they’ve been in the boxing ring with Carl Froch

“The unit has even taken children from the Ilkeston area for safe fun days out that they normally might not have this gives them and people of all ages the chance to enjoy life.”

Justin, of Cotmanhay Road, has been raising money in inventive ways.

The football fan has asked colleagues at Rolls Royce in Derby to pay for bets on where Derby County and Nottingham Forest will finish this year.

And he has also raised money from supporters and players at a recent Ilkeston FC friendly away at Shepshed Dynamo.

Although the 12-mile ride on Sunday – part of the Nottingham Bike Ride – is in aid of the stroke department, Justin has agreed with organisers to raise money for the haemophilia department.

Visit www.justgiving.com/justin-inott1 to donate.