A MAN who fell victim to a rare condition dubbed the 'ragdoll illness' has organised a fifth annual fishing competition to raise cash for the organisation fighting the bug.

Steven Greenaway, 45, of Emily Street, Burnley, arranged the event to help raise funds for the Myasthenia Gravis (MG) Association.

The father-of-two has suffered from MG in the past, which is a neurological condition affecting the body's muscles that makes the most simple of tasks difficult.

MG affects one person in 10,000 and victims may suffer from double vision, sensitivity to light, slurred speech and difficulty in walking and breathing.

Steven was struck down by the condition five years ago but is now fighting fit and enjoys plenty of fishing and golfing in his spare time.

The annual fishing competition was held at Lowerhouse Lodge, Knots Lane, on Sunday and raised around £600 for the association.

Mr Greenaway said: "I would like to thank all the sponsors, including Elite Engineering, Roger Spence, of Burnley Golf Club, and SPS Electrical, and everyone else who helped make the event a successful one.

"Each year we manage to raise more and more for the charity so I hope it will continue at next year's event.

Mark Reynolds took the winners trophy with his catch weighing in at 47lbs 4oz; Brian Pound took second with 34lbs 14oz and Norman Roberts third with 13lbs.