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The MD Fighter - Takes on the Lakes 2018

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Richard Copson

The MD Fighter needs you to help him fight muscle wasting conditions!!

Raising money for multiple charities

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Donations accepted until 13-09-2019

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I was diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy at the age of 16. At the time I was quite fit, and well and then I began to have difficulties walking and general mobility issues. Everyone else my age was getting fitter and stronger and I wasn’t. I was having to stop doing things that I loved, like football and tennis.
Over that period of time, I struggled with my physical and mental health and it took me to quite a dark place. I didn’t want to get involved with anything, and I wasn’t open about my condition.
I got a lot of support from Muscular Dystrophy UK. A lot of people don’t realise that muscular dystrophy affects lots of different people, young and old, in lots of different ways. I’ve learned a lot from the charity about the impact that it can have on young children. They and their families are a massive inspiration.
The fundraising I do now is not really for me. I’ve got muscular dystrophy and I expect to live with it, but I want to help families with children who have more life-limiting forms of these muscle wasting conditions. They are facing potentially the early loss of a child and they need that support.


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The MD Fighter - Takes on the Lakes 2018

On the 12-13th of September I will be pushing myself to my limit completing various challenges in the Lake District , Over 2 days with the help of my support team  I will be abseiling, kayaking, Sailing, forest biking, ziplining and completing a high ropes course  in an attempt at raising £10,000.00 for Muscular Dystrophy Uk that supports all forms of muscle wasting conditions and Alex's Wish a family fund that works tirelessly to fund research into potential treatments of a severe life limiting form of the condition known as Duchenne which is developed in early childhood.  

I ask you to help me on my journey to my 10k fundraising goal to help fund the research and development of treatments into muscle wasting conditions and stop these devastating conditions taking the lives of children and adults far too soon.

Thank you for your Support

Rich Copson, 

The MD Fighter 


Event date

12-September-2018 12:00  - 
13-September-2018 00:00

Event type

UK challenge

24 days to event start


CA12 4QD,
United Kingdom


Wishing you the very best for your challenge Richard, I hope you have lots of support and reach your fundraising target x
Donation by Patricia Holland
on 03-08-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Carla
on 14-07-2018
£5.00 gift aid
What a brave challenge to undertake for such a worthy cause. We wish you and your team all the very best in your challenge. Details of your fundraiser have gone out to all staff in our Divisional Newsletter. Good Luck.
Donation by Susie Norton
on 27-06-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Go for it Rich. Love your passion xx
Donation by Matt and Maisie
on 22-06-2018
£5.00 gift aid
Donation by Lia
on 20-06-2018
£1.26 gift aid
All the best Coppo, such a good cause.
Donation by Anonymous
on 30-04-2018
£5.00 gift aid
All the best mate
Donation by Tom Wills
on 29-04-2018
Donation by Gary Whysall
on 27-04-2018
£5.00 gift aid
You are an inspiration. Good luck! Lots of love x
Donation by Bethany Audley
on 23-03-2018
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Print Wizards
on 28-02-2018

Donation summary

Online Donations: £475.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £475.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £523.76

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