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Andy whitworth

Andy and Rob 3 Peaks for Duchenne

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[p] [b]GVC Brands Support Andy and Rob 3 Peaks 24 Hour Challenge for Duchenne UK 9th June[/b][/p][p]GVC’s Andy Whitworth and Rob Fell (or more fondly known as Ant & Dec) [b]3 Peaks 24 Hour Challenge[/b] for [b]Duchenne UK[/b][/p][p]We are going to attempt to climb the 3 highest mountains in the UK in less than 24 hours to help raise much needed money for Williams Fund and Duchenne UK. [/p][p]Our dear friend sadly recently found out that his three year old son has Duchenne muscular dystrophy so we’re trying to raise as much as possible from our friends and partners in the Gambling industry to help find a cure for this awful disease. [/p][p][b]Our colleagues in Marketing at GVC[/b] have kicked off our campaign with a fantastic £10k donation and we’re hoping that this will move others to support in any way they can. As we tackle the three peaks we will proudly don our GVC branded kit but we’ve set a little challenge of our own in an effort to raise as much as we can. [b]For the 3 biggest Casino Game Supplier donations [/b]we will raise a flag at the top of each of the mountains with full size suppliers logo flags, which can be used for promotional material.[/p][p][b]As a thank you, for all donations £20 or over we invite you in the donation subject line to guess how long it will take us to complete this challenge, down to the minute (for example 24h 15 minutes), the closest guesses to the time will get prizes including a signed England Rugby shirt from their recent Australia match (thanks MGS), Inter Milan signed football shirt (thanks Bwin Italia), plus other great prizes[/b]. In the event of a tie we will draw from a hat.[/p][p]For all donations from within GVC, there will be a prize for our staff of 2 VIP tickets in a Wembley box for the closest guess (thanks SG Gaming - event TBC at this stage), again please guess the time you think it will take us to complete adding GVC in the heading, example 'GVC 23h 15m'.[/p][p]Bookies Tip: This challenge will be even more difficult for the boys due to Rob currently recovering from Pneumonia and the current level of corporate hospitality Andy has been to. We think they will struggle to achieve within 24hours so guess longer![/p][p][b]About the Challenge[/b][/p][p]After agreeing to the challenge, we thought we had better research what we had agreed to, worryingly the opening line did nothing to reassure us. ‘People are killed and seriously injured each year on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. Even on the easier main tracks and routes that are used on the 3 peaks challenge. This is mountaineering and there is no way to remove the risk. The risk is increased when attempting something like the 3 peaks as you will be pushing yourself physically and will be walking whilst tired, in the dark and in bad weather in order to try and achieve the goal. There are many places where you can trip or slip and there are no safety rails or barriers’. [/p][p][b]The overall distance is around 44 km and we will spend around 14 hours walking when we complete in 24 hours.[/b][/p][p][b] - Ben Nevis ascent and descent is 13km, will take 5 hours and with a total climb of 4338 feet[/b][/p][p][b] - Scafell Pike we need to aim for a time of 4 hours and will be done in the dark staring at about 3am, takes about 4 hours with a total climb of about 2884 feet[/b][/p][p][b] - Snowdon is 11 km up and down, will take 4.5 hours with a total climb of 3025 feet[/b][/p][p]Please rest assured 100% of all donations go to the charity, all costs associated to the challenge we fund ourselves. [/p][p][b]About the Charity [/b][/p][p]William’s father shared with us the following to help us all understand why we are trying to raise funds:[/p][p]Thursday 23rd June 2016 was the worst day of our lives, my world changed forever. It's was the day my wife and I were told that our beautiful little one year old boy may not live past his teenage years. We were told that William had Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare and aggressive muscle wasting condition for which there is no treatment and no cure. My wife and I were told in no uncertain terms that this condition would rob him, not only of his ability to walk between the ages of 8-10, the ability to use his arms and everything from the neck down, but ultimately his life. As a parent you never imagine that you would out live your child and knowing that one day we will have to do the unthinkable and bury our son has been the biggest heartbreak to bare. Over the past year we've been trying to come to terms with this devastating news, some days more successfully than others, whilst trying not to show any sadness in front of William, our happy, harmonica playing, little man, who has no idea of the challenges that face him or the heartbreak his parents carry around with them every minute of everyday. With the help of a hugely supportive family, very dear friends and the DMD community we've made it this far. [/p][p]As any parent would do in this situation, we started researching anything and everything about Duchenne. Whilst doing this we found something that we desperately needed...Hope. You see, parents in the same situation as us, for decades have be fighting this war, a war we knew nothing about and suddenly find ourselves in. Their tenacity and refusal to accept the inevitable has raised millions of pounds towards research resulting in clinical trials of drugs that have the potential to change the future of the 2500 boys living with the condition in the UK. However there is still no approved treatment for Duchenne in the UK.[/p][p] Now it is our turn to help. First of all by raising awareness. Secondly by raising much needed funds for an incredible charity called Duchenne uk. All money raised for Williams Fund will go to Duchenne UK, to projects of our choice that we believe will off the most benefit to boys affected by this condition. We are living in a time of great possibilities but time is already running out for William. Please help us save our son by donating whatever you can. Together we can #endduchenne[/p][p] [/p]
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09 Jun 2018

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Jun 14, 2018

Will

Great achievement lads, a really good cause. Proud to donate, well done!

£100.00

Jun 14, 2018

Lex Scott

Congrats Gents! Great effort.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 11, 2018

M Brown

Well done Rob and Andy!! Epic effort.

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2018

Mike

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2018

Andy H

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2018

Adam R

Good luck guys.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jun 9, 2018

Anonymous

£50.00

Jun 8, 2018

Jay Dossetter

Good luck boys

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jun 8, 2018

Mayes

Good luck fellas

£20.00

Jun 8, 2018

Emma and Boo

Good luck to you all!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid