Muscular Dystrophy Campaign
I am delighted that we will this year be raising money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
I have chosen this charity for personal reasons. My nephew James was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 14. Up until that time he had been a typical active boy, particularly enjoying skiing amongst many other outdoor activities. 6 years on he is now reliant mostly on his motorised scooter to get around. Like so many young people struck down with a disability in the prime of life he has shown huge courage in the face of his adversity. ‘Life goes on’ as he would say, and he is currently studying at Reading University where his many interests include acting as a Support Teacher and hosting a Tuesday night Radio show.
So what does the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign do? The Campaign is focused in four main areas leading the fight against this muscle disease:
- Funding world-class research to find effective treatments and cures
- Providing free practical and emotional support
- Campaigning to raise awareness and bring about change
- Awarding grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs
Visit the website www.muscular-dystrophy.org to learn more about the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and see how your donation would be wisely spent.
The main thrust of our money raising activities will be myself and The Metropole General Manager Robert Hughes running the London Marathon on 22nd April 2012.
To make a donation our Virgin Money Giving web site is:-
Our aim is to raise £5000 and any donation you make will be very gratefully recieved.