LEICESTERSHIRE LAW SOCIETY CAMPAIGNERS RAISES £9,500 FOR CHARITY ALEX’S WISH BY HURTLING DOWN A ZIPWIRE AT SPEEEDS OF 98 MPH
Twenty-eight of Leicestershire Law Society’s members and supporters joined the President, Glynis Wright, to take part in the fastest zip wire in the world, on Saturday 22nd February. After weeks of fundraising for the President’s chosen charity, Alex’s Wish, the group travelled to North Wales to hurtle down a mountainside from a 222 metres at speeds of 98 mph and facing cross winds of 44 mph. The President is absolutely thrilled to announce that the group has raised over £9500 for Alex’s Wish. The day was made even more special by having Alex himself and his mum and founder of the charity Emma Hallam, take part in the Zip Wire too.
The Charity’s prime objective is to fund research into a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy that affects around 1 in 3,500 boys and some girls. It is a death sentence for those children. Many are wheelchair bound by the time they are 10. Most will not survive beyond their mid-twenties. However, a cure is so close and therefore the President is proud that the Leicestershire Law Society has played such a large part in funding the search for the cure that will ensure the current generation of children diagnosed with this terrifying disease will be the first survivors!