To relieve sickness, preserve and protect the health of patients suffering from muscular dystrophy and related diseases by providing or assisting in the provision of equipment, facilities and services and by such other means as are exclusively charitable according to the laws of England and Wales as the trustees may from time to time determine.
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TandemTriathlon's fundraising page

Andrew Didcott, Amy Vowles

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Dear All, we need your support for a very good cause.

A  Tandem Triathlon;

Amy swims 1k

Andy and Amy ride their tandem 30k

Andy runs 10k 

* Andy and Amy ride their tandem 5k

We're raising money for the below desperately sad scenario, in the parents words;

“It is difficult for anyone to imagine the emotional turmoil we faced in 2005 when we were landed with the devastating news that our son Murray was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), in short, a death sentence. DMD is the commonest and most aggressive of the 60 different neuromuscular conditions. It is a muscle wasting, life limiting disease for which there is currently no treatment or cure. As time goes on, our bright, funny, and outgoing son will be trapped inside an ever more useless body, until he reaches an early and untimely death which is most likely to be in his late 20s.The news of Murray’s diagnosis was devastating. We had to do something positive to overcome our grief. We embarked on a journey to improve Murray's situation. 

By campaigning, raising funds and awareness, giving talks and presentations and carrying out advocacy work we have become empowered. This journey has led us into the lives of many thousands of people in similar situations to ours and opened our eyes to the vast gaps in the NHS services offered to our patient group.”

We really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.
Andy & Amy

Recent donors


05.07.11 Good Luck Amy

01.07.11 You will be great on Saturday. Do Murrays Muscles Proud.


01.07.11 Good Luck Andy!

28.06.11 Andy, Great cause. I hope the training has gone well and the event is a breeze!

14.06.11 Amy, Andy, I wish you all the best. I'm sure they'll be blood, sweat & tears, but it'll be all worth it! Good luck!

10.06.11 Well Done Guys, you are an inspiration. Hope it's lots of fun x

08.06.11 Good luck Andy. Let me know if you fancy a joint training run some time!

08.06.11 Andy, best of luck. Push through the pain!

07.06.11 Good luck Andy, go for it mate.

07.06.11 Andy - and great challenge and a really good cause. Good luck mate! Damian & Wei

07.06.11 Good luck Andy.

07.06.11 Well Done and Good luck

07.06.11 Good Luck Andy - hope the legs hold out. Cheers, DT

07.06.11 Good Luck Andy!

07.06.11 Best of luck mate

07.06.11 Best of luck Andy & Amy.

23.05.11 Great cause, good luck for the event

20.05.11 Good Luck,

18.05.11 Hi Amy & Andy, Hope the training is going well. I have just completed Manchester 10K so respect for you two fools for doing so much more!! Hope you are settling in nicely. Good luck for the day xx Much Love

13.05.11 Wishing you all the success for your challenge - congrats to you both. From John, Nicki, Wendy and David

06.05.11 Good Luck Amy & Andy


12.04.11 Good luck Andy and Amy, this is a great personal challenge as well as a worthy cause.


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