UK teen with muscular dystrophy raises thousands for charities of choice

A 15-year-old teenager who suffers from muscular dystrophy has spent the last seven years fundraising – and managed to raise thousands of pounds for several charities.

Georgia Gibbons, Liverpool, has engaged in and organised a variety of fundraising activities, from bucket collections and sponsored swims to tunnel runs and 15-mile walks.

Her mother, Tilly Dowling, has described her as “an amazing, inspirational, selfless young lady”.

“She just says she loves helping other people and there’s no better feeling,” Ms Downing added.

So far, Georgia has successfully raised £3,600 for Muscular Dystrophy UK, the Nemaline Myopathy Support Group and the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity (CCC) – but the fundraising doesn’t stop there.

Georgia’s latest initiative, a charity haircut, has already managed to raise an additional £700 for the CCC.

“She was determined to continue with her fundraising, getting all her lovely long hair cut off to a really short style in the hope of raising as much as possible,” said Ms Downing.

“She will donating her hair to the Little Princess Trust and the money she raises through sponsorship will be going to the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.

“She is doing well in sponsorship so far – she is on £700 but would love to raise a bit more.”

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