Ex-RAF policewoman with MS to compete at Veteran Games

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An RAF veteran with multiple sclerosis is among those taking part in this year's Veteran Games. Ann Hughes, from Shifnal in Shropshire, will be among 65 British wounded, sick and injured armed forces veterans at the event, starting on Saturday.

Ms Hughes, 53, who was an RAF policewoman for 20 years, was diagnosed with secondary progressive MS in 2007. She said she was "most looking forward to meeting other veterans".

Her condition affects her sight and mobility and causes muscle spasms and severe fatigue. She uses a crutch or a wheelchair to travel longer distances. At the games Ms Hughes will represent the RAF Benevolent Fund, which housed her in 2009 and made the necessary adaptations to make her home more accessible.