High speed help for disabled boy from Connah's Quay


Jamie Nield-Siddall

THRILL-SEEKERS are being hunted for 100mph zipwire challenge in aid of a disabled seven-year-old boy.

Debbie Vaughan is re-appealing to adventurers to take on the mile-long speedy challenge to raise funds for her son Harry Vaughan, who was born with the rare disease muscular dystrophy merosin negative, which affects the muscles of the body and causes problems in mobility. Mrs Vaughan, of Connah’s Quay, said the money raised from August’s event could help Harry “keep moving for longer”.

Family, friends and members of their local community will join forces for the zipslide event, on Saturday, August 23 in Snowdonia.

The sponsorship raised will support the ‘Harry’s Research Fund’ which is backing the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s work to fund ground-breaking research into muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions.

Those taking part will join hundreds of people all over the country who will be ‘moving their own mile’ during the week between August 23 and 31 to raise the awareness and funds for the cause.

Mrs Vaughan said: “I am so grateful to the people who have already signed up to take part in this event, but we need more to take part and make it a huge success.

“Flying along a cable at high speed is an easy task compared to what people with muscular dystrophy have to cope with on a daily basis.”

Charles Horton, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s volunteer fundraising manager for North Wales, said: “Please join Debbie and Harry’s Research Fund and Move a Mile for Muscles to help us fund treatments, support and equipment, and keep people moving for longer.”

The event will begin at 10.30am

To find out more about ‘Move a Mile for Muscles’ and how to get involve visit www.muscular-dystrophy.org/moveamile or call the fundraising hotline on
08458 729058.

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