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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?

Harrison's Fund Quiz Night
Thursday 1st December

Tickets are now on sale for our very own Quiz Night. Taking place at the newly refurbished The Leatherhead Club on Thursday 1st December.
£35pp (includes a welcome drink and sharing platters from Surrey Hills Delicatessen).   Individual tickets or tables of 10!

Performances by Talia Janson
Live music from Socialmix

Join us for a fun-filled evening and help us raise vital funds to help children and families suffering from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. All the money raised on the evening will help us fund our important projects.

Book tickets or click here 

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Global Walk 4 Duchenne
1st September

Global walk 4 Duchenne will be taking place throughout all of September and is a global movement to raise awareness for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Take part walk anytime during September and share photos, videos, lives, reels and tag @globalwalk4duchenne & @harrisonsfund on Facebook and Instagram and include these #GlobalWalk4Duchenne #Walkforthosethatcant

We will be selling bespoke high quality t-shirts and would love for you to buy one to wear as part of the challenge. They will look great in the photos you take and will be really useful to wear in the future. To sign up and buy a t-shirt (first come first serve) please click here!

Fundraising isn't compulsory but of course if you'd like to make a challenge out of this (how many miles you can walk in Sept for example) then we'd love you to fundraise for us.

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Christmas Carol Service
05/12/2022

Join us as we start the Christmas festivities with a magical Carol Service at St Andrew's Church in Cobham, Surrey on Monday, 5th of December.    

Guests will be treated to festive readings and delicious mince pies plus performances from the pupils at Stagecoach Cobham and the Elmbridge Ladies Choir.

The evening is a wonderful celebration that is suitable for all the family. Please read more for information on how to book your tickets.

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Join us as we start the Christmas festivities with a magical Carol Service at St Andrew's Church in Cobham, Surrey.

On Monday 6th December, we will welcome you to celebrate the Christmas season with  special readings from well-known faces including BBC Surrey Radio Presenter, James Cannon. You will also be able to join in with  carols and take in performances from the pupils of Stagecoach Cobham and the members of Elmbridge Ladies Choir which all the family will enjoy.

There will be Christmas goodies and decorations to buy as well as a raffle which will be drawn during the reception. You're sure to leave feeling suitably excited about Christmas time!

Doors open at 6pm and the service begins at 6.15pm.  There will be a reception with mince pies and wine (for adults only) where you can catch up with friends and speak to us about our work throughout 2022 and our plans for next year.

Tickets cost just £10 per adult and children come free (must be accompanied by an adult).

Book here.

We can't wait to see you there!

FESTIVE500 Cycle
24/12/22- 31/12/22

Smash out some rides over the 8 day period from Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve, recording your rides on Strava as usual..... but as Rapha no longer issue badges, the way to get your hands on this collectable roundel is to do the Festive 500 Challenge with Harrisons Fund.

The challenge is to ride 500km over 8 days from Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve.

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500 kilometres. Eight days. The world's favourite festive cycling challenge is back and this year it turns eleven. Over the last decade, just under half a million participants have ridden over 100 million kilometres. If you are up for it in 2020, why not join us this year and help us raise money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?.

The challenge is simple in theory but often tough in practice: ride your bike for a total of 500km between Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve and sync your rides to Strava.

COMPLETE THE FESTIVE 500 CHALLENGE & RAISE £100 FOR RESEARCH INTO DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY. RIDERS WILL RECEIVE THE COLLECTIBLE SOUGHT-AFTER ROUNDEL / PATCH / BADGE.

The challenge is to ride 500km over 8 days from Christmas Eve to New Year's Eve.

The second part of the challenge is to raise £100, yes only £100, for us. We raise money for research into the rare disease known as Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy and there's currently NO CURE. We are working really hard to change that and with the help of your fundraising, we can find a cure!

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Prudential Ride London100
29/05/2022

We have secured a small number of charity places for next year's event. They are £40 for a place with a minimum fundraising target of £400. If you're interested in buying an official charity place then please email Laura.

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The world's greatest festival of cycling returns on Sunday 29 May 2022, with a new format, exciting new routes and a new partnership with Essex County Council.   The RideLondon-Essex 100 is a unique opportunity to ride 100 miles on traffic-free roads through the heart of London and neighbouring Essex. It will start and finish in the centre of the capital, with 60 miles of rolling roads through some of Essex's most beautiful countryside and villages in between. The full route will be announced in early 2022. 

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 Green Park to celebrate your finish!

Our charity places are £40 and we ask you to raise £400 in sponsorship. We will help you to set up an engaging fundraising page and give you tips to help you smash your target!

Please email  Laura to secure your place. 

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

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