Spon­sored walk to raise re­search funds

Hop­ing to em­u­late suc­cess of pre­vi­ous events

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jack Abell jack.abell@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A MOTHER and fa­ther are or­gan­is­ing a char­ity walk in or­der to raise funds for re­search into an ill­ness which is af­fect­ing their son.

Louisa Hill and hus­band Gary of Nortoft Road, Chal­font St Peter have set up an event to take place on Sun­day which will in­volve par­tic­i­pants walk­ing five kilo­me­tres.

The route will begin at Chal­font St Peter Foot­ball Club at 10am be­fore go­ing along the Colne Val­ley and then to Chal­font St Giles and back again.

It is be­ing or­gan­ised to raise funds for Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy UK through a foun­da­tion set up by Mr and Mrs Hill called Ac­tion 4 Archie.

The cou­ple’s nine-yearold son Archie was di­ag­nosed with Duchenne Mus­cu­lar Dys­tro­phy, a mus­cle wast­ing dis­ease,

FUNDRAISER: A char­ity golf event will be held for Archie Hill, who was di­ag­nosed with Duchenne mus­cu­lar dys­tro­phy when he was three. Since raise money and aware­ness then, Mr and Mrs Hill into the treat­ment of the have or­gan­ised a se­ries of con­di­tion. fund rais­ing events to Mrs Hill said: “It’s the first time that we’ve or­gan­ised a char­ity walk and we’re hop­ing for a lot of sup­port and a good at­ten­dance.

“The other events that we’ve or­gan­ised, like our golf days, have been re­ally suc­cess­ful and peo­ple have re­ally got be­hind them, so we are hop­ing for that to hap­pen with this as well.

“It should be re­ally good and we’re look­ing for­ward to it and hop­ing that the weather is nice on the day.”

The event is open to as many peo­ple as want to take part and pets are wel­come to go along on the day, although dogs will need to be kept on leads. Par­tic­i­pants are asked to con­trib­ute £5 per per­son or al­ter­na­tively £20 per fam­ily, and ad­di­tional con­tri­bu­tions will be wel­comed.

To find out more about the event, go to www. ac­tion4archie.com or call Louisa or Gary on 01494 870 735.

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