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Nick's 12 Hour Tennis Marathon

I am playing tennis for 12 consecutive hours! for The SMA Trust because my sister, Anna, is a sufferer of the condition.

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The SMA Trust

We fund research into SMA to help find a cure and treatments

Charity Registration No. 1097765

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SMA is a genetic neuromuscular disease, which means it is inherited and affects nerves responsible for muscle function. Although classified as rare, SMA is the leading genetic cause of death of infants and toddlers, with approximately 95% of the most severely diagnosed cases resulting in death by the age of 18 months. Children with a less severe form of SMA face the prospect of progressive muscle wasting, loss of mobility and motor function.

1 in 40 to 60 people is an SMA carrier, i.e. approximately 1.6 million people in the UK

1 in every 6,000 to 10,000 births is affected by SMA. At any one time, it is thought that there are between 650 and 1,300 children and adults in the UK living with SMA.

On September 30th I will be completing a 12 consecutive hours of tennis in aid of The SMA Trust.  This will be taking place at the Berkhamsted Tennis Club, and we are encouraging you all to come along and cheer him on, donate a few pennies - and even play some tennis if you like!

https://smatrust.org

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