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James Lyall

James Lyall

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]So this year I’m running the London Marathon for a charity that supports families with boys that have Muscular Dystrophy, 14 years ago my nephew Dan got diagnosed with DMD so it goes without saying this charity is so close to my heart. [/p][p][b]About DMD[/b][/p][p]Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is caused by a genetic defect in the largest identified gene which codes for dystrophin. The problem in DMD is a lack of dystrophin, without which the muscle cells cannot survive. It is the most common type of Muscular Dystrophy and affects mainly boys.[/p][p]The muscles become weaker as the child gets older and running, hopping, jumping and climbing are difficult. As more muscle cells die, the child develops a very obvious gait and falling can become more frequent just before the child loses the ability to walk independently. Some children begin to use a powered wheelchair between the ages of 9 to 12 years. In the teenage years, the arms, chest and neck muscles can also be affected.[/p][p]At present, there does not appear to be a cure for DMD.[/p][p][b]How they spend your money[/b][/p][p]They are funded entirely by voluntary contributions and every pound that you give helps us provide support and advice to families affected by Duchenne.[/p][p]They have a network of contact families around the UK and operate a free helpline for families and professionals as well as publishing a quarterly newsletter. DFSG provides subsidised holidays and days out for young people with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. [/p][p]So…..Im putting myself through 4 months of training clocking up around 400 to 500 miles, Im also going tee total for 4 months (not sure what I’m dreading the most) I really would appreciate anything you guys can donate. Every £ really does make a difference so please help me reach my target in anyway possible, thanks for reading xx[/p]

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Apr 28, 2019

Brad Collins

Congrats mate, unbelievable achievement. Sending best wishes and respect. Brad, Jen, Henry and Matilda.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019


Well done James you super star 💫

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Terry and Sally Ellis

Maybe you and James should both do it next year?..well don anyway..

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Chris and Ken Powell

Good luck James from us x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Joe and katy stevens

All the best for tomorrow mate, you have done so well, bumping into you early on Sunday mornings after you have done all those long distance gruelling runs, now your here. You should be so proud of yourself mate. See you tomorrow. love joe & Katy x x x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Adam Valentine

Good luck, James. You'll smash it!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Vikki Emery

Hey James, hope it all goes well for you my lovely. Good luck xxxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Michelle Lyall

What can I say? I am so proud of you Jim still taking part despite all your challenges xx It means the world to Dan and I and of course the DFSG who have made our lives just that little bit easier xx We love you lots - See you Sunday xx


Apr 26, 2019

Cathy Perkins

Good luck Xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019


Best of luck for Sunday Jim, will be thinking of you! All for a great cause :)