Daventry Mayor & Friends Take To The Sky For Muscular Dystrophy UK

Daventry Mayor & Friends Take To The Sky For Muscular Dystrophy UK

On Sunday 26th September Cllr Karen Tweedale, Mayor of Daventry will skydive from 10,000ft over South Northamptonshire in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK).

Karen hopes to raise a significant amount of money for MDUK who were integral in helping her dear friend Holly Gouldingay.

At 7 years old Holly was diagnosed with Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, the youngest person in the UK to have a diagnosis and by the age of 12 she was wheelchair reliant. Now at 28 years old, Holly is starting to lose some use of her hands, which in turn is making the transfer in and out of her wheelchair extremely challenging.

Karen remarked: "Despite all the difficulties Holly faces she has refused to let her diagnosis dictate her life. She maintains as normal a life as possible, working with children in her local community and always has a can do attitude. Holly's positivity in the face of aversion has inspired us to take on this challenge. I'm very excited to be doing this skydive and for such a worthy charity like MDUK."

MDUK is a charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to beat muscle-wasting conditions. They fund vital research and support families like Holly's with pioneering techniques to target treatments precisely. Their findings and resources has the potential to stop the disease in its tracks, but research is expensive and so challenges like this will hopefully help raise awareness and provide much needed funds.

Karen has roped in some friends and family to do the Skydive with her too. Those brave volunteers are Mark, Georgina, Ella, Karen, Janine, Matthew, Melanie, Lilli and Kate.

To donate to this great cause please follow the link below or to find out more about the many and varied challenge events available to support MDUK please email info@musculardystrophyuk.org

Daventry Town Council would like to wish the sky-diving team the best of luck. Fly high everyone!

Posted: Mon, 16 Aug 2021 09:00 by Daventry Town Council

Tags: Charity, Daventry, Mayor, Skydive, Thank You