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Daring fundraisers take on skydive challenge
11:44am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
BRAVE fundraisers took on a hair-raising challenge in aid of a Droitwich boy with muscular dystrophy.
Jane Field, Charlie-Ann Stevens and William Zylstra, who made up Team Murray’s Muscles, joined 100 other daredevils from across the country for a 12,000ft skydive.
They teamed up to help fund research into the devastating muscle-wasting condition that affects Jane’s son Murray.
The trio took on the challenge on Friday, March 1 as part of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s Make Today Count event.
Jane’s son, Murray, 15, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a life-limiting condition, which causes muscles throughout the body to weaken and waste over time resulting in increasingly severe disability.
Team Murray’s Muscles is set to raise nearly £2,000 towards Team 100’s target of £50,000, to help fund leading scientists developing promising potential treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Having set foot on the ground after the skydive, Jane said: “I hate heights and I am not a brave person. My son Murray, lives with Duchenne muscular dystrophy every day. That's bravery.
“I am thrilled to have got myself through such a daunting challenge. It is truly the most amazing experience I have ever had – I will be doing it again next year. I’m so very grateful to everyone who sponsored us.”
Anyone who would like to donate can visit mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/janeedwards1.
To find out more about the skydive and the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s research, visit muscular-dystrophy.org/maketodaycount