A MUCH-LOVED fund-raiser dedicated to promoting awareness of the condition he suffered from has passed away aged just 52.
Glen Roberts featured in the pages of the Standard last year after deciding to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis by playing 60 games of golf in 60 days.
He raised almost £2,500 for the MS Society and also highlighted the lack of disabled facilities at some golf courses.
Mr Roberts was first diagnosed eight years ago but continued playing football for a time as well as golf. He also worked at Tesco, most recently at the Express store in Lodge Park but before that in the former store in the Kingfisher Centre and in Knowle.
The Leeds United fan lived in Oakenshaw but originally came from Birmingham and is survived by his partner, children and grandchildren. His funeral will take place in the city on December 22.
His long-standing friend Chris Heath, who met Mr Roberts over 20 years ago when they both worked in the Kingfisher Tesco store, said: “He was a brilliant guy, always funny and always smiling. He was a warm character who was loved by everybody and loved life.
“He carried on playing football when he was diagnosed with MS for a while. He was determined not to let it beat him and he was never one to use his disability as an excuse.
“He will be sadly missed by everyone who knew him particularly his close friends and family.”