North Canterbury Sergeant Andy Norton initially didn’t think he’d be able to join the police force because of his condition, which manifests in physical tics.
He's now about to embark on a gruelling 24-hour bike ride to raise funds and awareness of the condition.
Norton is actively involved with Camp Twitch, an annual camp for children living with Tourette’s and their families.
“I want to let them know there is hope, that it doesn’t stop you achieving what you want to achieve.’’
He will start the 24-hour challenge at 7pm on August 14 using the virtual cycling platform Zwift to notch up the distance.
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Perinatal Wellbeing Canterbury operations coordinator Erin Manning said the service offered peer support to women from conception onwards.
Most women felt overwhelmed at some stage during pregnancy or with a baby, or screaming toddler to deal with, however Manning said this could lead to anxiety or depression if not dealt with.
The North Canterbury group will be established at the Kaiapoi Coastguard building and volunteers are being sought. To offer your services as a North Canterbury volunteer visit the Perinatal Wellbeing website.