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Derek Lawlor

Running London Marathon Virtual 40th 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. Muscle-wasting conditions are very rare, affecting just over one in every 1,000 people. [/p][p]A family friends nephew Jack was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in October 2014. DMD is a genetic condition which affects mainly boys and causes gradual deterioration in muscle strength. Jack is like any other cheeky, smiling, fun loving boy, who loves playing, running, kicking his football and watching Star Wars. He doesn’t understand his condition, but just continues what he loves doing and doesn’t let any obstacles get in his way.[/p][p]Jack‘s parents Emma and Matthew set up a Family Fund, Fighting Back for Jack to raise awareness and funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund. Research generates the knowledge that is essential for understanding the cause of muscle wasting conditions. This knowledge can then be used in finding effective treatments.[/p][p]I feel privileged to be running this years London Marathon in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK. A donation however small or big will aid this vital research.[/p]
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Oct 12, 2020

OKeefe Group

Good work from O’Keefe Group

£1000.00 plus £250.00 Gift Aid

Oct 8, 2020


Well done, Derek. A great cause. I hope all went well.

£250.00 plus £62.50 Gift Aid

Oct 5, 2020

Eamonn Scanlon

Well done, it's a great cause! From all at Modebest Builders.


Oct 4, 2020

Samantha Grogan

Awesome job Derek. Happy to be able to help. 💕


Oct 4, 2020


Well done Derek from your proud mum, xx


Oct 4, 2020

Kristina Smith

Congratulations and thank you for raising funds for this great cause.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Gauder Family

Many congratulations Derek you smashed it!!! Thank you so much for supporting Jack we truly appreciate it, this means the world to us. Love Emma, Matt, Jack and Harrison xxxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Mike and Elizabeth Timms

Thank you Derek and good luck. Mike and Elizabeth Timms

Oct 4, 2020

Jane Young

All the best today Derek, you will smash it! Thank you so much for raising money for and awareness of Fighting Back For Jack. It means so much to us all. Good luck love Jane, Noah and Florence x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Roger Bradbury

Do not get to wet . Good luck

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid