Raising awareness and funds for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

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Muscular Dystrophy UK

FINDING TREATMENTS AND CURES

Muscular Dystrophy UK is a leading UK charity focused on muscular dystrophy. They are dedicated to finding treatments and cures and improving the lives of adults and children affected by the condition. As well as providing funding for world class research they also provide practical information, advice and support, campaigning to bring about change and raise
awareness.

 

Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund

Duchenne muscular dystrophy is a neuromuscular condition caused by the lack of a protein called dystrophin. It is a serious condition that causes progressive muscle weakness. About 100 boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy are born in the United Kingdom each year.

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EVENTS SO FAR.....

Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon

Sunday 10th September 2017

A belated massive thanks to Veronique and Oliver Haynes for completing the Farnham Pilgrim Half Marathon, It was hilly and the first time they have ever dressed up for a running event but they thoroughly enjoyed it!!! What a great local event! 
Thank you very much to all the marshalls and organisers!

It was the Anniversary of meeting each other, 11 years together, what a perfect way to celebrate 

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David's 10K Buttermere Swim

Sunday 10th September 2017

Thank you to Dave Capeling who completed 10K swimming in Buttermere Lake.  In ever changing conditions, strong winds and large waves Dave finished 11km (1 for luck!) in a time of 4hrs 40m utterly exhausted; Dave said it is, without doubt, the hardest thing I have ever done. Thank you to everyone who donated, you made it all totally worth while. It may be a while before I head back to a lake!

Thanks for raising an fabulous £792.50 incl gift aid

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Harry's Ironmen

Saturday 26th August 2017

The alarm went off at 2am on Sat 26th Aug, the Ironmen were in the pool by 4am, onto their bikes by 6am then running the small matter of a marathon starting at 2 pm finishing at 9.30 pm. There are so many people to thank and I'm sorry if we've missed anyone but from the supporters all day to Debs and Colin for all the swimming support, Scott and Aaron in the support vehicles and everyone at the The Hen & Chicken. The awareness and money is just incredible, to date they have raised an incredible £15,300 and counting!! From the bottom of our hearts thank you so so much, you are all fabulous people. This money will make such a difference in the research world and for that we are very grateful. Simon Hewitt, Dan Sheehan & Richard Littlewood - THANK YOU xxx 

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Ruby Mane Salon Farnham

Saturday 19th August 2017

Thank you so much to Ruby Mane of Farnham who organised an amazing charity day, staff really got behind the event, donating prizes, money and cakes and volunteering their families to join in the fun, they raised an incredible £889.00 - thank you so much!!

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Help4Harry HairCut - Daisy Makins

Augusy 2017

IDaisy hasnm't had her hair cut for 2 years. 36cm will be cut off! That's a lot! Thanks so much Daisy, you raised a fantastic £240.00, we think you're amazing 

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Wimbledon Half Marathon

Sunday 30th July 2017

Big thanks to Ed Simpson who ran his first half marathon in approx. 20 years, he ran this in just over 2 hours which is a fantastic time. Ed raised an incredible £1652.71 Thank you so much :) 

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Arthur Boxall - Cycle Challenge 2017

Friday 2nd June 2017

Here is Arthur Boxall who completed a 37 mile bike ride in Cornwall with his Mum & Dad all to raise cash and awareness for Help4Harry. This is the third year Arthur has taken on a similar challenge but this is the furthest he has every cycled. Arthur is truly a very special, kind and caring young man who we are very pleased to know. For this challenge alone he has raised £1,778.43!!!! Big thanks also to Katie (Mum), Alex (Dad) and Buddy (Brother)  

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Go Orange Day

Friday 26th May 2017

Lloyds Register in Bracknell held a Go Orange Day for Help4Harry, all the staff wore orange for the day and took part in lots of 'orange' games i.e. Hit the orange game/buy an orange hot chocolate, they raised a brilliant £198.00 - thank you so much to Tanya for organising it all

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Help4Harry Fundraising Night - Farnham Rugby Club - Saturday 20th May 2017

We had an amazing night for our Eighties Fundraiser, fabulous outfits and a real party atmosphere. Thank you so much to everyone who donated an auction or raffle prize and a big thanks to everyone who came along. We raised an awesome £9,300.00 

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Virgin London Marathon

Sunday 23rd April 2017

What an incredible day at the #VLM2017 Pam Carr-Barney, Cheryl Connelly & Sally Williams all ran the Marathon for Help4Harry.  They all had an incredible race and once again the atmosphere was awesome.  We can't thank the three of them enough for raising such brilliant awareness and between the three they have raised £9,800.15!!!! Just phenomenal

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Trekking The Great Wall of China

14th - 23rd April 2017

Big thanks to Dan Rideout who trekked the Great Wall of China this month for Help4Harry, thank you so much Dan for your support yet again. Dan has raised an incredible £855.00 - thank you so much!!

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Megan - Haircut for Help4Harry

We want to say a huge thank you to Megan from Harry's school who decided to have her hair cut short and donate this to The Little Princess Trust who make wigs for children who suffer from cancer, as if that wasn't enough Megan decided to fundraise for Help4Harry and has raised £118.26 - Thanks Megan we think you are fantastic xxx

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St Polycarp's Primary School

March 2017

Thank you so much to the children and parents of Year 4 at St. Polycarps School in Farnham who recently performed a play for their parents and had a collection for Help4Harry. They raised £176.13 - thank you so much, thank you to Miss Field and Mr Finch

Harry's Ironmen Fundraising Night

Saturday 4th March 2017

We had the absolute pleasure of going to the Alton Maltings along with another 150 people. An absolutely amazing night was put on by Harry's IronMen that's Simon Hewitt Richard Littlewood Mickey Piper Daniel Shehan they had an auction and raffle. There was an amazing amount of generosity in the room. They raised a whopping £11,088. They deserve this success with the amount of work that has gone into this

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Eggars Court - Aldershot

Charity of the Year - 2016

Thank you so much to Eggars Court who made Help4Harry their charity of the year in 2016, they raised an incredible £785.10 - huge thanks to all involved xxx

Farnham Homemakers

Farnham Homemakers made Help4Harry their Charity of The Year 2016, we went along to receive the cheque which was for £1,200.00 - thank you so much for your support, a brilliant amount of money 

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Orange Mufti Day

Friday 27th January 2017

We enjoyed another brilliant Go Orange day for Help4Harry on the above date.  Thank you to William Cobbett Primary School, Badshot Lea Infant School, Heath End School, Farnham Sports Centre, Elm Tree Pre School, LeapFrogs and Ducati Alton who all turned orange and raised an incredible £1,825.92 Thank you so much 

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William Cobbett School Christmas Collection

Tuesday 20th December 2016

Massive thank you to William Cobbett School staff who instead of giving each other Christmas Cards have donated to Help4Harry and raised a fabulous £118.50. Thank you so much!

Help4Harry Hot Chocolate Sale

Sunday 18th December 2016

Thank you to the Hardcastle and Bloomfield gang, yesterday they raised an amazing £300.00 selling Hot Chocolates, there was a brilliant vibe throughout the 2 hours and this total smashes the previous 2 years - thank you to everyone who came along to support, it means the world to us

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A-Gas Christmas Raffle

Friday 16th December 2016

 BIG BIG thanks to A-Gas Ltd of Bristol, in particular Rachel Marshall who organised and raised an incredible £1769.68 last Friday at their Xmas Raffle. This funds an entire week of world class research to find better treatments and a cure for Harry and many other children with the same condition as him - thank you so much!!!!

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Rawles Motorsport Open Day

Saturday 15th October 2016

Massive thank you to Deborah and Andrew Cluett and Simon Hewitt and all the staff at Rawles Motorsport for organising such a brilliant Open Day and making Help4Harry/MDUK the charity for the day, they raised a brilliant £274.67 - THANK YOU!!

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Mr Motivator - Farnham Leisure Centre

Monday 12th September 2016

What a day! What a legend! We had the pleasure of spending the day with Mr Motivator, he came into the boys school, William Cobbett Primary and did a couple of work-outs there, came back to our house for some fun with the boys. Then off to Farnham Leisure Centre for 2 aerobic classes hosted by Mr M. He gave up his time with a constant smile on his face, oh and we raised over £600 in the process. Thanks to Farnham Leisure Centre who gave us the space

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Great North Run
Sunbday 11th September 2016
BIG BIG thanks to Cheryl & David Connelly, Sara Heys and Steve Wilson, unfortunately Steve was unable to race on the day due to illness. They raised a combined total of £1261.62 incl gift aid - amazing amount of money going to research to find a cure xxxx
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Eggars Court

Thank you so much to Ric and all at Eggars Court for raising an incredible £421.95 for Help4Harry - amazing support. 

South Downs Way Challenge

Sunday 16th July 2016

Dan McKiernan got in touch with us to say he and 3 work colleagues want to take on the challenge of cycling the South Downs Way 100 miles in one day, thank you to Dan Padhraic, Phil and Simon, just phenomenal support. They have raised a staggering£1613.93 incl gift aid - thank you xxxx 

https://www.justgiving.com/DanMcKiernanHelp4Harry

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The Bastion Full Iron Distance Triathlon

Sunday 10th July 2016

Nicky Wilson took part in this epic challenge, in short:

A ‘full iron distance’ race is made up of 3 parts:

1. The swim – 3.8km (2.4 miles)

2. The cycle – 180km (112.5 miles)

3. The run – 43km (26.2 - marathon distance)

All completed without stopping and without a rest. Nicky came in 8th place overall - simply amazing. Nicky has raised £1307.50 incl gift aid - thank you so much xxxxx

https://www.justgiving.com/Nicky-Wilson48/

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Race to the King Double Marathon

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26th June 2016

Massive thanks to Claire & Phil Davies who took part in the Race To The King Double Marathon this weekend, so far they have raised a mega £1156.25 incl gift aid so THANK YOU to everybody who has donated xxx 

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Wednesday 1st June 2016

35K Pool Swim - Distance to swim the Channel

Remco Postma has undertaken this epic challenge for Help4Harry/MDUK - thank you so much, we love this challenge!! So far Remco has raised a fabulous £579.84 incl gift aid THANK YOU 

https://www.justgiving.com/remcotpostma

Sunday 29th May 2016

Edinburgh Marathon

Sophie Blackmore completed the Edinburgh Marathon on the above date for Help4Harry - thank you so much Sophie you are brilliant!  If you would like to sponsor Sophie here is the link. Sophie has raised a fabulous £1,254.75 incl. gift aid

https://www.justgiving.com/Sophie-Blackmore3/

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Golf Day

Friday 27th May 2016

Dan Rideout organised a Golf Day in aid of Help4Harry on the above date, he also organised and auction and raffle, thank you so much for your efforts as this has raised a brilliant £440.00

Saturday 7th May 2016

Gung-Ho! Southampton

We had a brilliant day today at BeGungHo 20 people including 8 children made up our Help4Harry team, they were all awesome - think we may go back next year!!!! So far the team have raised a fabulous £1,295.00 incl gift aid. Thank you so much TEAM you are all wonderful people xxxx

https://www.justgiving.com/teamHelp4Harry

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Sunday 24th April 2016

London Marathon

Here are our two fabulous London Marathon runners from today Helen Bloomfield & Kevin Loth. Between them they have raised an incredible £5795.00 we can't thank you both enough - please know all the training /blisters /lack of alcohol was SO worth it this is vital money going to research to find a cure.

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser - Helen

https://www.justgiving.com/Kevin-Loth1 - Kevin

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Friday 15th April 2016

Huge thank you to Ella Cattell and More House School for raising an incredible £1000.00 for Help4Harry when they held a Spring Fayre along with a collection at the Easter Service, fabulous local support.

 

Saturday 27th February 2016

Help4Harry Skydive

Tom did his skydive that he was unable to do last year, we met some great people and rased awareness for MD UK

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February 5th 2016

Mount Kilimanjaro Trek 2016

Our friend Fiona Baxter has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, this is a massive achievement and we can't thank Fiona enough.  Fiona has raised an amazing £1,792.75.  Thank you Fiona xxxx

https://www.justgiving.com/fionacbaxter/

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Monday 15th February 2016

Arthur Boxall - Cycle Ride Wentfordbridge

to Padstow

In February 2015 Arthur Boxall aged 5, cycled part of the Camel Trail from Wadebridge to Padstow (and back again), a total of about 12.5 miles raising a mega £1434.00. He has decided on another challenge in February 2016 he cycled the whole of the Camel Trail from Wenfordbridge to Padstow which is just over 18 miles. Arthur is just amazing, he has raised a staggering £1,666 including gift aid - absolutely amazing!!!!

https://www.justgiving.com/Arthur-Boxall1/

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Saturday 6th February 2016

Help4Harry Quiz of Quizzes

We had a brilliant night, a fabulous quiz was arranged by Natasha and Vicky, fun was had by all.  Also thanks to Darren and Paul who ran the bar.  We raised an impressive £1135.00. Congratulations also to the winning team 'That Weybourne Lot'


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Friday 5th February 2016

Bethel Ladies Charity Evening

We had a great evening raising funds for 3 local charities, Help4Harry being one of them.  The evening raised a total of £400.00 which will be split between the 3 charities.  Thank you so much!


Friday 22nd January 2016

Help4Harry Orange Mufti Day

We had a brilliant day turning Farnham Orange, all these schools got behind us William Cobbett Primary School, Farnham Heath End School, Badshot Lea Infant School, Folly Hill Infant School, Potters Gate Primary School , St. Marys Infant School, Elm Tree Pre School, Greenways Pre School.  We also had Farnham Sports Centre & Ducati Alton turn orange. I am delighted to announce we raised a brilliant £2,148.00 Thank you for all your support

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FUTURE EVENTS.........

Thank you so much to Kathy Gilbert from Robert Simmons Solicitors, Kathy has very kindly agreed if you mention Help4Harry when getting in touch with them they will donate 10% of their fee to us. Please share and look into using them if you require a solicitor  

Thank you! www.robert-simmons.co.uk

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Twelve London Road Garage, Bagshot

Big thanks to David Marsden, every month they will donate £10 from every extended warranty purchased. The customer purchasing the warranty will be allowed to choose which charity receives the donation. At the end of the working month Twelve London Road will then match the amounts raised to each charity. Thank you so much, we really appreciate the support :) 

http://www.twelvelondonroad.co.uk/supporting-charities.php

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon

Sunday 8th October 2017

Thank you to Veronique for taking on this challenge on the above date, we are so grateful.  If you would like to sponsor Veronique please see the justgiving page below

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Vee4Harryblock. 

Great South Run

Sunday 22nd October 2017

Massive thanks to Caroline Varley who is taking part in the Great South run this year, good luck with your training Caroline and thank you so much for choosing Help4Harry/MD UK as your charity.  If you would like to sponsor Caroline here is her justgiving page 

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/caroline-varley1

Go Orange Day

Friday 2nd February 2018

We have the date for next year, we would love you to join us and make this the biggest Go Orange Day ever!!


Help4Harry Fundraising Night

Saturday 19th May 2018

Plans will soon to underway for next year's fundraising night, we will announce them as soon as we know anything!  Please save the date :) 

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