Make Today Count- Lee’s story

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Lauren Rouse
Skydive for MDUK

Since 2012 over 900 daredevils have taken to the skies to fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy UK. Together they have raised an unbelievable £710,000. That’s enough to fund seven students through their PhDs to research into muscle-wasting conditions. Not only have they leapt out of a plane but also into the future of vital, specialist research – we couldn’t thank them enough!

This year we are looking to achieve another milestone with reaching 1000 skydivers. This shows the amazing dedication that we have had from all of our supporters to make a real difference, whether they be inspired by a friend or family member who have a form of muscular dystrophy, in memory of a loved one, or just simply inspired by someone they have just met!

Lee Peterson, from Essex, decided to take on the challenge of jumping out of a plane (10,000ft above the ground!) in memory of his brother, Paul, who had Duchenne muscular dystrophy and passed away in 2014, age 34. Lee and Paul’s friend Matthew decided to take to the skies to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK, raising over £2000 from their tandem skydive in February this year.

Lee said:

 ‘I took part in Make Today Count in memory of my brother, Paul. Paul had Duchenne and in 2014 at the age of 34, he passed away. Myself and Paul’s close friend made our day count this February and It was an amazing experience and I would recommend everyone to try it!’

Sign up today and join Lee and Matthew in the fight against muscle-wasting conditions by taking the leap and Make Today Count 

If you need more convincing…

  • The 1,000th person to sign up will win a free professional video of their jump! Over 900 skydivers have taken part across the UK to date, so you could be the lucky one by signing up today!
  • You will also gain bragging rights! Think of all the people you can tell that you took on the challenge of skydiving for an amazing charity!

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