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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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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

Event is completed


CA12 4QD,
United Kingdom


Donation from the customers of Halifax Market Harborough ❤️✌🏻
Donation by Anonymous
on 29-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Well done mate
Donation by Clark
on 22-09-2018
Well done Rich and big thanks to Adam for all his support in the Lakes and all the people at The Calvert trust. Keep going! X
Donation by Mum
on 15-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Keep up the good work, amazing ☺️
Donation by Anonymous
on 14-09-2018
£1.26 gift aid
Fantastic achievement Richard. You’re an inspiration x
Donation by Sarah Bowey
on 14-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Your fundraising and awareness raising efforts are great Rich!!
Donation by Nikki Fahey
on 14-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid
Donation by Dan Lawrence
on 13-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid
On behalf of my good friend John xxx
Donation by louise rathbone
on 13-09-2018
£0.00 gift aid
Good work Copson!! Keep it up
Donation by Ricky
on 13-09-2018
£12.50 gift aid
good luck Richard - great cause
Donation by john piercy
on 13-09-2018
£2.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £1,727.00
Offline Donations: £1,000.00
Total Raised: £2,727.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,975.82

Donations closed

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