To raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK, Carmela and her team of sidekicks will be covering 2000km in days, from Carmela’s home in Devizes to the set of Wonder Woman 1984 in Ravello, Italy.
Carmela’s favourite superhero is Wonder Woman who inspires her daily to keep fighting to stay strong and fight on.
Carmela will walk 300km with the help of her mum Lucy – the equivalent of seven marathons.
Carmela’s condition, LMNA cogenital muscular dystrophy means that walking the distance with mum Lucy every day will be a huge personal challenge for her. We’re asking you to support Carmela by donating to her Wonder Woman Walk.
Six-year-old Carmela Chillery-Watson has LMNA congenital muscular dystrophy. This progressive muscle-wasting disease will weaken every muscle over time affecting Carmela’s abilities, including her ability walk. Already, simple tasks like scratching her head, itching her nose and brushing her teeth are a real battle.
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Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity bringing individuals, families and professionals together to beat muscle-wasting conditions. We bring together more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions, affecting around 70,000 children and adults in the UK.
You may have read in the news about the financial challenges charities are facing at this time, as COVID-19 continues to have an impact on everyday life. Sadly, Muscular Dystrophy UK is far from an exception. We have had to cancel or postpone a number of our events that generate a substantial amount of income, and estimate we will lose £2.8m as a result.
Our priority remains as it always has: making every day count for people with muscle-wasting conditions, as well as their families. We want to continue to offer this support, and we will do so for as long as we can. But we’re worried about what the future holds for us. Because without financial help – whether that’s from the Government or through other means – we will struggle to survive.
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We could not have made this campaign work without the pro bono support we’ve received and the partnerships we’ve created. Here are the organisations who have helped make this happen.
We also want to thank the following organisations for their invaluable support of the campaign:
Metro / Siren / Thirdway Interiors / Knight Frank / Derwent / Oxygen Asset Management / London Communications Agency / Colliers / Property Week / W1 Curates