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Claremont Private Hospital is pleased to announce their nominated charity for 2016 – Action Duchenne.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) affects approximately 1 in every 3,500 live male births and is progressive muscle weakness, meaning the loss of the ability to walk and use the upper arms. It leads to serious medical problems. Action Duchenne is a UK charity which funds cutting-edge research to find a cure or viable treatments for this debilitating disease.
Every year, Claremont staff take a vote to select the forthcoming year’s chosen charity. Last year Claremont raised over £3,000 for St Luke’s Hospice in Sheffield with a variety of sporting challenges, socials and events.
Claremont staff member Hannah Lewis’ son Benjamin was diagnosed with the disease when he was just 7 years old and is now 16 and completely wheelchair bound. Hannah says “There is no cure for this horrible disease at present and it is life-limiting, so any attention we can bring to Action Duchenne will be worth it to support the wonderful work that they do.”
Hospital Director, Andy Davey says ‘We are really pleased to be able to support another good cause for 2016. Having a hospital nominated charity every year is a great way for our staff to get involved in different fundraising activities and raise money for good causes. I have no doubt that our staff will once again step up to the challenge and raise valuable funds for Action Duchenne.”