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£1,225raised of £50,000 target by 35 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to JAYDEN'S ARMY

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Heckington, United Kingdom
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Jayden Perkins is a happy, funny, loving,8 year old boy who loves his friends, his dogs and Lego! He lives with me (his Mummy, Kate), his two puppies (Oreo and Scampi), and his two fish (Scooby and Shaggy), in Heckington, Lincolnshire.

On the 29th February 2016, we were given the worst possible news that any parent could hear. Jayden was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an incurable muscle wasting condition. Caused by the bodys inability to produce dystrophin, a vital protein for muscle cell regeneration. DMD affects one in 3500 boys (and one in 50 million girls), it is a genetic condition causing those affected to lose their ability to walk around the age of 12, and due to heart and lung function deterioration, lose their life around the age of 25.

To say we were devastated is an understatement and it has taken many hours, days, weeks and now months, on a rollercoster of exhausting emotions, to try and even begin to come to terms with this.

There is currently no cure for DMD. There is a lot of research going on, lots of clinical trials and lots of people trying their hardest to find that cure and save our precious boys. As Jayden's Mum I HAVE to know I am doing everything possible in the quest to make this happen.

As time goes on and, slowly but surely, Jayden deteriorates physically, he will need expensive, specialist equipment. I am trying to raise money for Jayden, and for clinical research to find that magical cure we so desperately need.

Please join me in building this Army of support for Jayden and Duchenne UK, in donating whatever possible. I will split any money raised between a fund for Jayden's future medical needs and Duchenne UK (a leading charity dedicated to finding a cure for this cruel condition).

We will be running several events in the coming months to raise money for Jayden's Army, which we will keep you all posted with...

Your support means the world to me, my family and most importantly, to Jayden. xxxx


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  • Kate Perkins

    Kate Perkins

    a month ago

    Kate Perkins

    Today has been amazing... the Jayden's Army Christmas Fayre. Organised and run by a dear friend whose support from day one has been immense. So many people in our community came along to support Jayden's Army and Duchenne UK. A massive total of over £850 has been raised today and we are incredibly grateful. Merry Christmas to you all, love from The Perkys xxxxxx

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  • Kate Perkins

    Kate Perkins

    3 months ago

    Kate Perkins

    We have the total for Saturday's Halloween Hoot... it was a massive success and everyone had a great night. Including an existing donation of £50, our total for the night was just over £450!!!! Making our grand total today £3800!!!! 😊👊💙 xxx

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  • Kate Perkins

    Kate Perkins

    3 months ago

    Kate Perkins

    Today's grand total is... £3400!! 💙 Waiting on Saturday's event total then I'll update again xxx

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3 months ago

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  • Michelle Ellis

    Michelle Ellis

    Jan 22, 2017

    £10.00

  • Nick Weir

    Nick Weir

    Jan 13, 2017

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 12, 2017

    £10.00

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