Alastair Lewis

Running for Harrison..

Fundraising for Harrison's Fund
raised of £1,000 target
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Event: Brighton Marathon 2023, on 2 April 2023
Harrison's Fund

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We fund private mental health support to help those facing a Duchenne diagnosis


Since I was 8 yrs old watching the London Marathon on TV, I've wanted to run a Marathon. Frankly, for most of those 39 or so years I've been too lazy and too unfit to ever really seriously contemplate it. However, having started running regularly in the last year or so, I'm now going for it. Not London, but Brighton is a great place, I've heard its relatively flat, and the timing is good as it is before the cricket I'm going to try and achieve my ambition.

Pretty standard mid life stuff..lucky me. I certainly wouldn't be asking for sponsorship on the basis of my finally getting round to doing something I've long wanted to...

Harrison on the other hand does not have the time I have had to achieve his ambitions.

Harrison was one of my son Patrick's first friends at nursery school when they started aged 3 or 4. Not long before they went up to primary school, Harrison found out he was suffering with DMD - Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. This very rare genetic disorder still has no cure and will mean Harrison is unlikely to reach close to the age I am today.

Thats why I'm asking for you to consider supporting me taking on both the Surrey Half and the Brighton Marathon in the next few weeks by making a donation - either to my GoFundme page, which will go directly to Harrison and his Paralympic dream, or here, to Harrison's Fund, the charity set up by Harrison's Dad to help ensure this awful disease can one day be cured..

Thank you !

About the charity

Harrison's Fund

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We're here to bridge the gap between needing Mental Health support due to a devastating Duchenne diagnosis and accessing the NHS services families facing Duchenne need. Therapy empowers families to navigate the complexities of DMD with a greater sense of understanding and emotional well-being.

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