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Andrew Haycock

Duchenne Dash

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My story

[p]In June this year I will be attempting to cycle from London to Paris in 24 hours. Below is the reason why.[/p][p]My son William was born in March 2015, 2 months early, weighing 4lb 4oz. As he was so premature he was a poorly baby, on the first night the nurses told us that they would have to keep a very close watch over him as "he wasn't doing great". But that first night passed and then the next. The first time I held him I made him a promise that if he could just get through this then everything would be alright, that we would look after him. He went from strength to strength and for a year (other than the sleepless nights) life was perfect. [/p][p]My promise to this beautiful little boy would come back to haunt me in June of 2016. What should have been the biggest fight of his life was nothing compared to what his future held. William was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular dystrophy (DMD) a rare and aggressive muscle wasting condition. We were told that this disease would rob William of his ability to walk between the ages of 10-12, he would then loose the function of his arms in his teens and require ventilation as he looses the ability to breath. The last muscle to give up is usually the heart anytime in his twenties. It is the biggest genetic killer of boys and young men in the world and is 100% fatal. No treatments. No cure.[/p][p]It is this inevitably that we are trying to change. [/p][p]In June I will taking part in the Duchenne Dash, a gruelling 24 hour bike ride from London to Paris. As part of a 100+ Strong team, our aim is to raise 1 million pounds all of which goes to Duchenne Uk and will be spent on funding research towards treatments/ a cure and accelerating access to to such treatments. [/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to read this, and please give anything you can to help these amazing boys.[/p]
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Duchenne Dash

Duchenne Dash

07 Jun 2019


Aug 4, 2019

Gary Cartwright

£90.00 plus £22.50 Gift Aid

Jun 19, 2019

Derby uni CC

Andy - no words to describe what an unbelievable achievement this is. Amazing effort, well done mate Jon, Dave , Rob, Bally, Trig & Harry

£300.00 plus £75.00 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2019

Steve and Sarah

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2019

Matt and Sarah

Well done mate.

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2019

Rene, Hazel, Lesley, Barrie & boys. XXXXXX

Good Luck for tomorrow Andrew Lots of Love to you all.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Jun 7, 2019


Keep going mate! Great effort and it surely can’t be worse than the three peaks.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2019


Good luck for tomorrow.xx

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2019


Good luck Andy, a wonderful thing you are doing to help your beautiful boy, take care Margaret Edward Rebecca Stuart Ellie Poppy Oliver and Theo xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2019

Goody and Bec

Good luck mate, you’ll smash it x

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jun 6, 2019

Sam Dave and family

Best of luck Andy.