Golf event raises £12,000 in support of Archie

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

A CHAR­ITY day of golf, din­ner and an auc­tion helped raise money in support of a lit­tle boy who suf­fers from mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy.

The par­ents of nine-year-old Archie Hill, a pupil at Chal­font St Peter CofE Academy who was di­ag­nosed with Duchenne mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy at the age of four, or­gan­ised the golf tour­na­ment on Fri­day last week.

It took place at Moor Park Golf Club in Rick­mansworth and raised more than £12,000 for the Duchenne Re­search Break­through Fund which was set up by The Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy Cam­paign.

Archie’s mum, Louisa Hill, of Nortoft Road, Chal­font St Peter said: “My hus­band Gary and I were very tired by the end of it all, but think­ing of Archie made it all worth while know­ing that we were rais­ing vi­tal funds to de­velop treat­ments that could help our son and other chil­dren like him.”

The par­ents were sur­prised when a friend of Eng­land foot­baller Dar­rent Bent at­tended and of­fered to auc­tion a day of foot­ball coach­ing for chil­dren from Mr Bent.

Archie has been ac­cepted on to the new Translarna drug trial that may fur­ther the search in find­ing a cure for the con­di­tion.

Paul Tom­lin­son, vol­un­teer


FAM­ILY AF­FAIR: Archie Hill with dad Gary, brother Ley­ton and mum Louisa dur­ing the fundrais­ing event

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