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Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them. It povides support for over 60 muscle-wasting conditions.

What is muscular dystrophy?

There are many different types of muscular dystrophy, and each affects different muscles. The severity of conditions and how they affect individuals varies greatly from person to person. Most conditions are progressive, causing the muscles gradually to weaken over time, and can either be inherited or occur out of the blue where there is no family history.

What has Heaton Avenue done?

The school held a sponsored run around West End Park in which each year group was tasked with trying to run a ‘joint marathon’ (26.2 miles). Each year group was given an approximate 15 minute time limit to run/walk as many laps around West End Park as possible.


All year groups managed to run well over the 26.2 mile challenge. The results were:

Year 1 – 47 miles

Year 2 – 47 miles

Year 3 – 57 miles

Year 4 – 62 miles

Year 5 – 58 miles

Year 6 – 63 miles.


The children were sponsored by friends and family and were able to raise a total of £TBC.

Children were sponsored by friends and family and were able to raise a total of £TBC.



The reason for the children running a marathon was due to the fact that one of our Lower Key Stage 2 teachers, Mr Hayes, was running in the London Marathon to raise money for The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

He was able to completed the marathon in 3 hours and 55 minutes, and was able to raise £2,131 giving a combined total of £TBC raised for muscular dystrophy.

A big thank you to all the friends and family who supported the cause!  

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