Famous fitness trainer supports family’s charity campaign

A colourful character has given his backing to a series of aerobics classes which were organised to raise money for the Help4Harry fund, part of the national charity Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Mr Motivator, the fitness instructor whose energetic work-outs won him legions of fans during his stint on breakfast TV, flew all the way from his native Jamaica to lead the sessions at Farnham Leisure Centre and William Cobbett Primary School, in Surrey.

The fund was set up by parents Sue and Tom Barnley, whose eight-year-old son Harry was previously diagnosed with the muscle-wasting disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The organisation has raised more than £200,000 towards research, having co-ordinated a series of fundraising events in the three years since the schoolboy was informed that he had the condition.

The family have also played a pivotal part in the campaign for Translarna, a drug which can help extend the length of time a sufferer can walk unaided, to be made available on the NHS.

Mr Motivator, instantly recognisable from his eye-catching outfits, has previously supported the Barnleys’ cause and was delighted to travel from the Caribbean to lead the latest fundraising events.

Sue Barnley said: “I am delighted that once again Mr Motivator is helping support Muscular Dystrophy UK and my son Harry.

“We are so grateful to him for hosting the classes; not only were they a great work-out and good fun; they are helping to raise vital funds for Help4Harry which all goes towards research and hopefully one day finding a cure for Duchenne.”

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