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George O'Connor

duchenne dash at home

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

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My story

[p][b]24/05/20: 3 weeks completed of 5 - 360km out of the 600km[/b][/p][p]Over the course of 5 weeks I will be cycling [b][u]600km[/u][/b] taking part in the duchenne dash at home. As duchenne uk were unable to do their London to paris bike ride (300km) due to the circumstances, I thought to help them out in this way. [/p][p]Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a disease which affects many young boys. The patient will be paralysed by their teenage years and most sadly are unable to live past their 20s. I personally thought this is devastating and especially with how these boys are my age and how lucky I am which is why I want to help them.[/p][p]Two families a week in the UK are told that their child has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), a devastating muscle wasting disease that mainly affects boys.[/p][p] DMD is a desperately cruel disease. It's the most common genetic killer of children worldwide. Children will be totally paralysed by their teens and many won't live beyond their 20s. [/p][p]There is no treatment or cure. But thanks to recent breakthroughs, and with your help, we believe we can save them.[/p][p]Duchenne UK are an ambitious and highly focused charity, investing millions of pounds in research right now to bring treatments and a cure and to help this generation.[/p][p]Please help us to END DUCHENNE.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Duchenne UK. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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May 31, 2020


Keep going and well done. Eleanor

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

May 31, 2020

Janet F

Go George. Travel well

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 30, 2020

The Albarosas

Well done George, what a great thing to do.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 29, 2020


Fantastic - well done George. Get your dad to do it with you next time! Helen (LBTS)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 26, 2020


Looks like you are well on the way to achieving your target. Very well done George! Raf (LBTS)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 25, 2020

Mrs Saunders

This is seriously impressive. I do hope you collect a lot for this.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 24, 2020

Wardles x

We salute you, George, what a great thing to do!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 23, 2020

S Senaratne

So proud of you George!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 18, 2020


Amazing challenge George. Good luck with the ride.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 18, 2020


Good luck George. Sounds like a very worthy charity.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid