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Cure4George

9 team members

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]There are a group of 9 local dads from the Billericay, Essex area whom have all decided to undertake this challenge of completing the [b][u]Prudential RideLondon 2018, 100 Mile bike ride.[/u][/b][/p][p]J[b][u]ohn Shippey (Dad to George aged 10 whom is suffering with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, DMD), John Barnes, Johnny Ryan, James Dowlen, Phil Dean, Ian Dickinson, David Dadds, David Beever and Roy Stevens[/u][/b][/p][p]Together we are taking on this challenge fund raising for Harrison's Fund seeking to help support find a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) a life limiting muscle wasting disease which is 100% fatal with no none cure! [/p][p]There are approx 3,500 people (mostly boys) affected by this muscle wasting disease which is caused by a mutation in the dystrophin gene. Dystrophin is a protein that is vital for growing and building muscle strength, DMD boys are missing this gene in their bodies. Overtime as they grow their muscles gradually get weaker and weaker, this starts with their legs and then progresses to their upper bodies, affecting their vital organs and most prominently the heart. They are expected to be in a wheelchair full time by the age of 12, unable to support themselves, with then a life expectancy of mid to late 20's.[/p][p]Please donate to any of us and help us exceed this target, this will help make such a difference in supporting medical science, seeking to find that cure that will make such a difference to all boys like George suffering with this horrible and fatal condition............your generosity really will help!![/p][p][b][i]George's Story[/i][/b][/p][p]George was diagnosed with this condition DMD late in 2016 when he was 9, it was very noticeable that he struggled to keep up with his peer group especially in PE at school, he had difficulty playing football with his younger brother Jack aged 7, and struggled to lift himself from the floor when sitting down and climbing stairs. He was referred to Great Ormond Street Hospital whereby the condition was formerly confirmed as DMD. As you can imagine this was every parents worst nightmare and our whole world was shattered beyond belief, However 15 months on from that fateful day George has coped remarkably well with this condition, it has not let it affect him or beat him, he enjoys Karate just grading to [b][u]RED[/u][/b] belt and will be competing in the National Championships on the 23rd June, he also loves swimming and riding his bike. He has to undertake regular physiotherapy stretches and exercises daily to ensure his movement is maintained, he wears splints at night and has to take steroids to help keep him a strong as possible to prolong this disease taking hold of his body. He has now taken possession of his powered wheelchair that he absolutely loves, as it allows him to get up and down the hills of Billericay faster than both his brother and parents.[/p][p]Whilst he is gradually getting weaker physically, he is an amazingly strong both mentally and emotionally, he is so very brave having to undertake medical check up's every 3 months locally and at GOSH monitoring his condition. He does not know the full extent of this condition but as George's parents we are as open and honest as we can be with him about this condition, recently whilst watching TV he wanted to appear on "This Time Next Year" with Davina MaCall to get rid of this horrible disease.......!!![/p][p]Nobody can control what this heartbreaking disease is doing to George or indeed the other boys suffering with DMD, so therefore the 9 other Dad's listed above are seeking to raise as much money as possible to fund medical research to find that cure for DMD. For the first time in over 30 years scientists are closer then ever in finding a cure within the next 5 years. We prey with all our hearts that this will happen and will provide the opportunity to extend both George's life and all within the Duchenne community.[/p][p]All donation's however small or large will be so gratefully received by us all competing in the Prudential RideLondon 100 mile bike ride at the end of July.[/p][p]Many thanks[/p][p]The 'Cure4George' Billericay Peloton[/p][p][br][/p]
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25-Aug-2018

Anonymous

Well done James and team, great achievement. Best wishes Bridget and Graham

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

22-Aug-2018

Alicia

Well done guys, sorry for the delay in sponsoring you but wanted to make sure you actually did it ....... haha

£100.00

11-Aug-2018

Louise Ryan

Wow so proud of you all well done x

£30.00

11-Aug-2018

Ann

Well done John and the boys

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

08-Aug-2018

Loyd

Well done to all the dads for completing the ride in those conditions....Well done to my mate Ian for finishing his 3 events in support of this great cause (ride London, London to Southend ride and the london triathlon) fantastic achievement

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

30-Jul-2018

Jill and Gerry

£15.00

30-Jul-2018

Natasha Nunn

What a great achievement. Well done.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

29-Jul-2018

Mandy McIver

Well done everyone x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

29-Jul-2018

Maggie gleeson

Wel done John

£20.00

29-Jul-2018

Anonymous

Well done, guys. Amazing! So pleased you have already exceeded your target. Love to George xx

£10.00

John Shippey

John Shippey

James Dowlen

James Dowlen

Roy Stevens

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Phil Dean

Phil Dean

David Dadds

David Dadds

Ian Dickinson

Ian Dickinson

David Beever

David Beever

Johnny Ryan

Johnny Ryan

john Barnes

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