Monday, 29 March 2010

New Action Duchenne Cook-Book

Action Duchenne launched its new cook-book 'Looks Good, Tastes Great - Jewish Culinary Favourtes' last month and it has already received great reviews.

The cook book features recipes from celebrities and well known personalities in the Jewish community, including Nigella Lawson, Michael Grade, Maureen Lipman, Ed Miliband, Michael Winner and David Pleat. All proceeds from the book will raise money for the charity.

Buy the book direct from Action Duchenne by clicking here

Australia's biggest Highland Fling

Easter brings the skirl of the bagpipes and the swing of the kilt to Caloundra on Queensland’s’ Sunshine Coast with both the Australian Pipe Band Championships on Easter Saturday and Highland Dancing Championships on Easter Saturday and Sunday.

Also happening is an attempt at Australia's biggest Highland Fling - a special event being organised to raise awareness of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

For details - contact Margaret

Funds raised are being allocated to Logan and also the Duchenne organisation in Australia.

Best of luck to all the dancers.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

£2,065 for Action Duchenne

We are delighted to announce that the profits from the charity competition, including the raffles, canteen, sales of tablet and guess the bear's birthday came to an astonishing £2,065.

A cheque for this has been sent to Deann Widd of the charity who was overwhelmed by the whole event.

He said that 'the Charity is delighted to receive the cheque, which far exceeded all expectations, and that he personally was amazed by the support given by the dancers and their families.

Thanks to all

Donna & Gareth

Monday, 8 March 2010

Concert for Duchenne & Multiple Sclerosis

Last week I received a letter from Rachel McLaggan & Gemma Baillie informing me that a charity concert will be held later this year.

Proceeds will be split between Action Duchenne & UK Multiple Sclerosis.

Date & Venue - 6 November 2010, Alhambra Theatre, Dunfermline

The concert is being timed to conincide with the 60th anniversary of the SOBHD.

Further details will be posted when they become available.

Gemma's 5K

Last December Gemma (Baillie) traded her kilt outfit for a penguin costume as she undertook a 5K run with Duchenne as her chosen charity.

It looked way too cold to be outside but Gemma ran on despite the penguin conditions - well done Gemma.

(I have added some other pics from her run to the photo page.)

Friday, 5 March 2010

website freshened up

After a couple of (very) long nights I have at last finished freshening up the website.

New layout & new content - including everypage showing my latest blog entries & tweets.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

UK Government petition

A petition on the UK Prime Minister to put more funds into Duchenne research has been setup.

Any UK citizen may complete it by clicking here.

Please help us put pressure on the Prime Minister and sign up.


Monday, 1 March 2010

Laura's Skydive

Laura will be undertaking a sponsored Skydive to raise funds for Logan.

Exact date not yet finalised (she is waiting to find a date that won't clash with the highland games) but target is June or July.

Best of luck Laura