British presenter and former Welsh international gymnast Gabby Logan is to be the new President of Muscular Dystrophy UK.
She follows her colleague, presenter and former professional tennis player Sue Barker, who has been a dedicated and active President for the charity since 2004.
“I am delighted and honoured to be appointed Muscular Dystrophy UK’s new President” says Gabby. “The charity has a long history of bringing together people affected by muscle-wasting conditions, scientists and healthcare professionals in their bid to find treatments and cures.
I look forward to supporting the charity as it continues to make every day count in its fight to beat muscular dystrophy.
The handover takes place at Muscular Dystrophy UK’s National Conference in London on Saturday 13 October, which both Gabby and Sue are due to attend.
For media enquiries, please contact Patricia Orr, Muscular Dystrophy UK: firstname.lastname@example.org or: 0207 803 2887 M. 07889 140139
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About muscle-wasting conditions
- More than 70,000 children and adults in the UK have a muscle-wasting condition.
- Muscle-wasting conditions may be inherited or strike out of the blue. These conditions cause muscles to weaken and waste over time, leading to increasingly severe disability. Some affect the heart and muscles vital for breathing, cutting lives short.
Muscular Dystrophy UK
- Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for 70,000 children and adults living with muscle-wasting conditions. We provide vital information, advice and support to help people live as independently as possible. We accelerate progress in research and drive the campaign for access to emerging treatments.