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23 Mar 2011

Judy’s annual luncheon at the Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club

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Date: 23/03/2011
8:00 pm




MDS UK is extremely grateful for the kind donation of £236.53 handed over at Judy’s annual luncheon at the Stoneleigh Deer Park Golf Club in Warwickshire.

Our company secretary Fiona Pirilla attended the luncheon and accepted the cheque on behalf of MDS UK.

Judy is an amazing lady and we are very lucky to have her support.   For some of her next marathon challenges, Judy is looking for some energetic and willing pushers to help push her wheelchair. If you are interested in helping out – please contact our main office on mds-uk@mds-foundation.org or 020 7733 7558 and we will forward to Judy.

Judy Woolfenden, MBE has agreed to add MDS UK Patient Support Group to her list of 11 charities she supports.

Judy is an amazing lady who has undertaken numerous personal challenges, despite suffering from Spinal Muscular Atrophy, a progressive muscle wasting disorder, as well as several other serious medical conditions. She was expected not to live past 40, due to her condition, but recently celebrated her 60th birthday!

She was also recently diagnosed with MDS, which prompted her to contact us.

Judy is not a professional fund-raiser, but here is a very brief list of some of her achievements so far – judge for yourself (From 1998 to 2010):

  • a Harley Davidson motorcycle ride for 1000miles on her 50th birthday
  • several marathons – New-York City, Great North Run, Nationwide Swindon, Tromso in Norway, ultra marathons – pushed in her wheelchair
  • trekking with husky dogs in the Arctic Circle
  • 54 hot air balloon flights
  • indoor rowing championships
  • several Disabled Sportswoman of the year awards
  • an MBE award presented by the Queen
  • many more marathons and other challenges are lined up for 2011 and 2012 already

You can find out much more about the Judy Woolfenden Challenge by googling her on the internet.

The MDS UK Patient Support Group is very grateful to Judy for adding us to her list of charities and wish her and her dedicated team of pushers many more successes in future. We have a few photos of some of her achievements and look forward to putting up more very soon.

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