Harrisons Fund


However you choose to participate in the fight against Duchenne and whenever you do it, we are grateful and you will make a difference. Thank you. #maketime

Any of these events take your fancy?

Family Brunch Day Sunday 2nd June 2019

An action packed family day run at Symes Interiors, Bentworth, Hampshire. Taking place on Sunday 2nd June 10-12pm for the morning session and 12.30-2pm for the afternoon sessions.

A super chance to show your support for Harrison's Brunch this year! Opt to take part in a family Brunch cookery challenge in the morning, or work in parent and child teams to be "mini bakers" or "mini joiners" in the afternoon and learn cookery and woodworking skills.

For tickets to the morning Brunch cookery challenge click here

For tickets to the afternoon Parent and Child Mini Bakers challenge click here

For tickets to the afternoon Parent and Child Mini Joiners challenge click here

Prudential Ride London-Surrey 100 2019

The Ballot for the 2020 RideLondon-Surrey 100 is now closed! 

Find out about the event and how to buy your place by clicking more!

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The Prudential Ride-London is a world-class festival of cycling. This flagship event is part of the Mayor of London's and TfL's cycling programme.

Celebrating the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 starts from London's  Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, following a 100-mile route on closed roads through the capital and into Surrey's stunning countryside. Made famous by the world's best cyclists at the London Olympics, it's a truly spectacular event for all involved.   The   Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 finishes on The Mall in central London, shortly before 150 professional cyclists race in the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey Classic on a similar route.

Buy you place HERE!

As part of our team, you will receive

  • A Harrison's Fund Racing Team cycling jersey
  • Dedicated fundraising support
  • Regular team emails
  • Noisy cheer support on race day!
  • Post-race  gathering in Greem Park to celebrate your finish!

Our early-bird places cost £25 (until 1st March 2020 when they will cost £35) and we ask you to raise £300 in sponsorship. We will help you to set up an engaging fundraising page and give you tips to help you smash your target!

Buy you place HERE!

Birthday For A Birthday Campaign

Everyone loves birthdays!

A Birthday for a Birthday

Could you spare a birthday to give a child with Duchenne another one? Giving up just one of your birthdays can help us fund research into a cure and hopefully extend the lives of children with Duchenne. Kids born with Duchenne don't get  to have as many birthdays as they should. We are working to change that! 

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Most people hope to have at least seventy birthdays in their lifetime which can mean a lot of presents. Some of the birthday presents you receive you may absolutely love, but there will be those which end up being donated to charity shops or  regifted, or sold on eBay.  Children with Duchenne, a life limiting disease, sadly do not live to be 70,  so they have a lot less birthdays than most people. For most of the kids with Duchenne, their life span is merely 20 years. 

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is 100% fatal. Most children with it are usually in a wheelchair by the age of 12. One in 3,500 boys is born with it, and in the UK 2,500 kids have it at the moment. You can have it, no matter where you are or what your ethnic background is. A third of all cases start in the womb, with no warning before the baby is born. Girls can also get Duchenne with around 1% of Duchenne births being female. Most kids with it die in their late teens or early twenties·

It leads to respiratory failure, heart failure, and other debilitating orthopaedic complications. Although we know a lot about how Duchenne is caused, current treatments are pretty limited. Steroids and daily stretching are what most doctors recommend, but they have their drawbacks and don't prevent debilitating muscle contractures.

One of the projects that we are raising funds for is research into anti fibrotic drugs to alleviate these contractures so why not get involved and make a difference.

Decide to give up your birthday and instead donate the cost of your celebrations and ask your friends to donate to Harrison's Fund instead of giving you a present? You can set up your fundraising page here and you won't even have to get sweaty or dirty to feel good!! We will then send you some great tips to help make your fundraising the best it can possibly be. Thank you xx