A man from High Wycombe will take part in this year's Great North Run.

Duncan Levene, who lives in the town, will be raising money for Parkinson’s UK, in honour of his late grandfather.

The Great North Run will take place on Sunday, September 8, with the route taking place between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields.

Duncan said: "I am running for all the sufferers, their family members and friends after witnessing how it can affect anyone in these difficult times.

“It’s going to be tough as I have struggled getting back to running after fracturing my leg but I’m proud to be raising money that will help support people with Parkinson’s, like my grandfather, and help Parkinson’s UK researchers find a cure.

“Every penny makes a difference and I’m hoping to raise as much as I can.”

Duncan revealed that how he witnessed the condition first hand with his grandfather being a sufferer with the disease, and he hopes he can raise enough money for those to get the treatment they need.

So far he has raised almost £1,200 and is hoping to raise over £1,350 before the race.

Parkinson’s is a neurological condition which affects around 148,000 people in the UK.

There is currently no cure.

Head of events at Parkinson’s UK, Katy Payne, said: “We’re delighted and grateful that Duncan has chosen to support Parkinson’s UK by taking on the incredible challenge of running the largest half marathon in the world.

“Our work supporting people with Parkinson’s, and research to find better treatments and a cure for the condition is completely dependent on donations.

“To put it simply, without the support of our amazing fundraisers, the work we do just wouldn’t be possible. We wish Duncan the very best of luck for the Great North Run.”

To sponsor Duncan click here.