A group of determined adults and children have managed to raise more than £21,000 for a leading muscular dystrophy charity by setting up a fund for one young boy living with a muscle-wasting disease.
Kerr Hunter, Falkirk, Scotland, was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was just three years old – shortly after parents Alistair and Alyson noticed that he was having trouble climbing up and down the stairs.
Not too long after paediatricians diagnosed young Kerr with the disease, Alistair and Alyson decided to adopt a positive ‘can do’ attitude, and launched a charity fund geared at raising money for Muscular Dystrophy UK’s Duchenne Research Breakthrough fund.
Currently, there is no known cure for the disease – but the leading charity is determined to one day change that through strenuous research and testing.
Kerr’s mother Alyson, said: “At the moment Kerr is being treated with steroids which help, however there is research and clinical trials going on we hope could lead to effective treatment for Kerr and others in the future.”
Alistair, Alyson, and Kerr’s big brother Aaron have, in recent weeks, organised and took part in a series of charity events in a bid to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK.
Following keen campaigning, the trio have even been able to recruit as many as 31 additional fundraisers to climb iconic Scottish peak, Ben Nevis, alongside them.
The group, which consisted of both adults and children, all managed to reach the top and donate an additional £3,000 to Muscular Dystrophy UK from their sponsors.
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