How to fundraise if you have a disability – Disability Horizons

If you’ve ever wanted to fundraise for a charity but thought you couldn’t because of your disability, read this article. During the lockdown, wheelchair user Stephanie Castelete-Tyrrell raised £715 for Muscular Dystrophy UK, proving that it is possible. Read on to find out how…

With fundraising events having been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak, charities have suffered massively. Money hasn’t been generated to fund vital research, equipment or even keep charities running.

Millions of people in the UK are reliant on charities for life-changing help. That’s why I wanted to complete the 2.6 challenge to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK, a charity that is very close to my heart.

Fundraising for Muscular Dystrophy UK

I wanted to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK as I believe that any support and money donated will bring the charity closer to finding a cure for the condition.

I have congenital muscular dystrophy (MD) and am frustrated on a daily basis by my physical limitations. The added anxiety around potentially catching a cold at any time, which for people with MD can be life-threatening, is overwhelming.

Many of my friends have Duchenne MD, a more aggressive and life-limiting form. All I want for me and my friends is to live a longer and healthier life, something that many people take for granted.

A cure is years down the line, but it is in sight and I feel that with the money I have raised I am helping to make this possible.

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