Barbara Keeley MP


Barbara runs five miles for Muscular Dystrophy sufferer

news100Barbara will run the Swinton Women’s 5 Mile Run this Sunday 27th November for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity, Parent Project UK (PPUK).

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a severe and progressive muscle wasting disease. Young boys will face much of their life confined to a wheelchair and without treatment will die in their late teens or early twenties.

Barbara was moved to run for the charity after being contacted by Worsley resident Lynda Price, who told Barbara about the need to raise funds to help research medical solutions to this debilitating disease.

Mrs Price’s grandson John suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and Barbara had him in mind when deciding which charity to raise funds for in this year’s run.

Barbara said:

“When I heard about Mrs Price’s grandson I decided I was going to run to raise money to help suffers of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy via the charity PPUK.

“It is important that research into the causes and potential causes of this disease are looked at carefully, and this can only be done if sufficient funds are raised.

“I ask anybody who wants to sponsor me to run the five miles in aid of PPUK to get in touch with my office to pledge support.

“Any donation is welcome, the benefit of running this race is that it will enable me to raise funds for this cause and raise awareness of what this charity does."

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