Craig’s challenge

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Helen Putnam
Craig with Muscular Dystrophy Campaign supporter Katherine Jenkins

On 4 July, Muscular Dystrophy Campaign supporter Craig Walter will set off with his two carers to embark on a 2,366-mile journey across the UK to raise funds and awareness of Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Craig with Muscular Dystrophy Campaign supporter Katherine Jenkins

Twenty-nine-year-old Craig, who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was four years old, will be visiting 15 locations across England, Scotland and Wales including Inverness, John O’Groats, Aberystwyth, Land’s End and Great Yarmouth.  Craig will be visiting other people living with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and hearing about the care they receive, and as an extra challenge, he intends to drive 13 miles – the equivalent distance of half a marathon – in his wheelchair.

Craig’s journey is being tracked using mapping software kindly donated by RAM Tracking. This means supporters can follow Craig’s progress in real-time. Track Craig’s journey here and follow Craig on Twitter.

Craig’s challenge will conclude on 16 July with a Parliamentary reception where he will meet with MPs to discuss the need to improve specialist health care packages and provision for people with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK.Please join Craig’s Challenge and Rt Hon Yvette Cooper MP at the House of Commons on 16 July 4-6pm for afternoon tea to celebrate Craig’s drive around Britain.

Craig has already raised an amazing £1,900 for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Martin’s House Children’s Hospice. To support him, please visit his fundraising page and post a message for him on our Facebook page.

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