The Southwark-based Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is holding a sponsored walk along sections of the Jubilee Walkway. The organisation would like to hear from walkers all over London who want to take part in an autumn stroll along a 5 or 10 mile route and see some of London's most historic sights. The Jubilee Walkway was originally set up as part of the celebrations for the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
More than 60,000 people in the UK have muscle disease or a related condition. A further 300,000 people are affected indirectly as family, friends or carers. Muscle diseases weaken and/or waste muscles. The conditions can be inherited or acquired and can affect people of all ages, backgrounds and nationalities. There are currently no cures.
"This is a great opportunity to see the capital and some of the great attractions along the way, it is an excellent route and takes in the Houses of Parliament, the London Eye, Globe Theatre and Tate Modern amongst many more," says Peter Crampton.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the only national charity focusing on all muscle diseases. It invests 3 million a year in care support services, research, muscle centres, networks, information and resources. It has pioneered the search for treatments and cures for nearly 50 years and provides practical, medical and emotional support to people affected.
If you would like to take part contact Peter at the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign on 020 7803 4823 or email [email protected]
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