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Helen Bloomfield

Helen Bloomfield's fundraising page

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

My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page. Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities.[/p][p][lt]br /[gt] 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.[lt]br /[gt] I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p] [p][lt]br /[gt] For the first time I am taking part in the London Marathon which is by some way the biggest challenge I have undertaken.  The inspiration behind this is a little chap in my daughters school called Harry Barnley.  He suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  His and his families story is set out below.[/p] [p][lt]br /[gt] If you feel able to sponsor me the funds will be used to help fund vital research into this dreadful disease and hopefully one day find a cure.[/p] [p][lt]br /[gt] It was often pointed out that Harry's calves and legs were bigger than most children his age so family and friends would joke that Harry will soon find his way to the rugby pitch. Unfortunately Harry couldn't quite keep up with his friends when running so after various GP appointments Harry had a blood test.[/p][p][lt]br /[gt] On the 1st June 2013 we were told the results and our world fell apart. We were told it was serious and more tests were needed but it was suspected Harry has Muscular Dystrophy. Two months later following a muscle byopsy it was confirmed Harry has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. [/p][p]So now we know by his 10[sup]th[/sup] birthday it is likely he will be in a wheel chair and his upper body will then begin to shut down due to this rare and painful condition leaving him locked inside his own body. As a muscular degenerative disease eventually his heart and lungs will fail, almost certainly before he is 30. The most difficult part - there is no cure, it will happen and it is 100% fatal.[/p][p][lt]br /[gt] There is a large amount of research currently taking place in the UK and abroad but as yet the only treatment is a steroid program to help manage the disease.[/p] [p][/p] Thank you for your support, it will make a real difference to MD UK x[lt]br /[gt] [lt]br /[gt]

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Supporters

May 27, 2016

Ben Telford

Well done Helen

May 12, 2016

Jan Stewart

Congrats again and apologies for taking so long to donate xx

£10.00

May 9, 2016

Helen

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2016

Helen

Congratulations!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2016

Virgin Money Giving

Thanks for having fun with us at the Expo FUNdraising Lounge. We hope you had a great run on Sunday.

£10.00

Apr 28, 2016

Helen Bloomfield

Work sweepstake

Apr 27, 2016

Glenn and Janna

Well done Hels love Glenn & Janna xx

Apr 25, 2016

Beth Goodway

Well done, what an amazing achievement!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2016

Anonymous

What an amazing thing to do Helen. Well done XKate

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2016

Mike Walsh

Excellent effort, I cough up now you've done it

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid