A Major in The RLC is turning his hand to some odd jobs to raise money for a children’s charity.
Major James Hugo Marshall RLC is offering bicycle repair and servicing and mobile phone screen fixing services to raise money for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy charity, Harrison’s Fund.
He was inspired to start his fundraising after his wife returned from a team triathlon training camp in the Lake District where one of the participants was Gary Fegan whose young son, Cormac, suffers from the life-limiting disease.
Major Marshall, who currently stationed at the Defence School of Transport in Leconfield, said: “Being an Army Officer and a triathlete, I know how easy it is to take physical fitness for granted.â€
“When I looked into Harrison’s Fund I found the video of the charity’s founder, Alex, completing Challenge Denmark along with Gary Fegan and others and found it truly inspirational.â€
He pointed out that with the condition affecting as few as 100 boys each year, there simply is not the public pressure to conduct the research and development needed for a treatment.
But the simple fact is the condition might not be severely curtailing the lives of so many boys if sufficient money could be raised to facilitate the research.
So far Major Marshall has raised more than £520.
Harrison’s Fund is named after 11-year old Harrison Smith from Surrey who was diagnosed with Duchenne. The charity is currently funding 12 research projects in the US and the UK.