Golf event raises £12,000 in support of Archie
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