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Bunzl Catering Supplies riders join 10th Duchenne Dash raising funds for charity Duchenne UK.

Tuesday April 19, 2022

Bunzl Catering Supplies has entered a 3-strong cycling team into the Duchenne Dash event, supporting Foodbuy’s Duchenne UK charity initiative. Daryl Rhodes, Jason Ross and Jody Crawford will take part in the 10th Duchenne Dash taking place between 10 – 11 June 2022 as team ‘Bunzl Blinders’. Cycling from London to Paris in just 24 hours, the team will raise vital funds to help Duchenne UK find effective treatments for DMD.

The team’s journey will start at the Herne Hill Velodrome, South East London, working down the country to Newhaven and boarding the overnight ferry to Dieppe. After a brief rest the riders will get straight back on the saddle, taking in the stunning views of the French countryside and towns on their way to the French capital. They will arrive at the triumphant finish line under the Eiffel Tower.

The Duchenne Dash is charity Duchenne UK’s annual signature cycling event. Over the past 9 years, the Dash has grown into the biggest and most challenging fundraising event of the year and has raised more than £5.5 million for DMD research. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a devastating muscle wasting disease and is the most common genetic killer of children worldwide. DMD almost always affects boys, it is typically diagnosed in childhood between the age of three and six.  It causes all the muscles in the body to gradually weaken. There is currently no cure for Duchenne, but there is hope. Duchenne UK are at the forefront of advancing treatments and care for everyone affected by the disease.

For more information about Duchenne UK please visit: https://www.duchenneuk.org/

If you would like to make a donation to Daryl, Jason and Jody on the Duchenne Dash please visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bunzlblinders

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