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Join Mike in supporting the Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation

The Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation was set up in memory of my sister Marie Boyd, who died on the 22nd June 2009 following a brief illness. Marie was a healthy 46 year old woman who never smoked, refrained from drinking alcohol, and had an incredible enthusiasm for living life to the full. She was initially hospitalised with what we suspected was a severe chest infection and was later diagnosed with Wegners Granulomatosis (Vasculitias), a disease characterised by the inflammation of the small blood vessels, which usually affects the kidneys, lungs, ears, nose and sinuses. Less than two weeks from the date of her diagnosis our much loved sister passed away, survived by her husband and 16 year old daughter. The aim of the Marie Crawford Boyd Foundation is to raise awareness and funding for research in to Wegners Granulomatosis with hopes of one day finding a cure for this merciless disease.

Jim Crawford, foundation founder and Marie’s brother

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Join Ant in is supporting Harrison’s Fund

Harrisons Fund was formed on 1st January 2012 after my eldest son, Harrison, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a condition where muscles deteriorate at an alarming rate and unfortunately it’s a life limiting disease.

Harrison's Fund has one goal - to get as much money as possible into the hands of the world's best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne. We're different from many other Duchenne charities out there because we're focusing on treatment rather than palliative care so that, hopefully soon, more of those with Duchenne can grow into the strong men they're meant to be.

It sounds like a horrible disease. And it is. Which is why we want to eradicate it.

Alex Smith, charity founder and Harrison’s dad

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