Race night raises £5300 for Joni fund

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A fund set up to help a young dad suffering from motor neurone disease has been boosted by a massive £5300.

More than 200 people turned up at the CISWO club in Glenrothes on Saturday for a charity race night to raise funds for Joni Halley (34), who was diagnosed with the degenerative illness last October.

The money brings the total raised so far to around £13,000 - about half of what is needed to pay for adaptations to the home in Glenrothes Joni shares with his wife Becky and yound daughters Iona and Aimee.

A charity football match held in Joni’s home town of Cupar last weekend raised another £3000, and this week, Joni is to take delivery of a tilt and lift chair, worth around £1000, which is being donated by Sterling Furniture in Auchtermuchty.

Joni’s family have set up a Facebook page, Jonis-Bucket-Fund, which gives details of fund-raising events.