Abseiling challenge raises thousands of pounds for muscular dystrophy

An abseiling challenge in Sheffield which attracted participants from all across Yorkshire has managed to raise thousands of pounds for a prominent muscular dystrophy charity.

Parents of children affected by the condition travelled from Leeds and other parts of the region to take part in the charity challenge.

As many as 23 participants were tasked with abseiling down Sheffield Hallam University’s Owen Building.

Together, the group managed to raise an impressive £6,837 for leading charity Muscular Dystrophy UK.

According to reports, the amount raised is approximately enough to fund one whole month’s worth of important research into muscular dystrophy, its causes and possible new treatments for the near future.

One doting mother from Leeds, Alex Ashurst, told reporters that she had travelled from Leeds to take part in the challenge for her son.

“Euan is my nine-year-old middle son who, despite having Duchenne muscular dystrophy, has an incredible zest for life.

“Euan would love to abseil but due to how weak his muscles are, he can’t, so I’m doing it for him,” she said.

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