Volunteers needed to help Make Today Count
Locally-based charity the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign are looking for a group of volunteers to participate in a fundraising activity in Bankside on Friday 1 March as part of their ‘Make Today Count’ national fundraising campaign. Volunteers will be required to collect loose change from members of the public on Canvey Street throughout the course of the day. The event will run between 8am and 6pm, but any time that could be given would be great, even if you have just an hour to spare.
As part of the ‘Make Today Count’ campaign, 100 people will take part in a skydive in aid of the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is one of several muscle wasting conditions, which weakens and wastes the muscles not only of the limbs but also of the heart and lungs leading to severe disability. Of the 100 boys who are diagnosed each year very few will live to see their 30th birthday. Money collected from this campaign will go directly towards supporting the vital research projects the charity is funding to help combat this condition. Last year the ‘Make Today Count’ campaign raised £80,000 and the charity are hoping to do even better this year, but they can only do this with your help.
If you’re interested please contact Volunteer Fundraising Intern Holly Lyons on 0207 803 4829 or by emailing h.lyons [at] muscular-dystrophy.org. Thank you!