Family brunch raises more than £500 for charity

A mum from Cobham has raised more than £500 for a local charity by hosting a delicious brunch for her friends and family.

Katy Cornish took part in Harrison’s Fund annual campaign ‘Harrison’s Brunch’ on Friday 14th June and organised the event to raise money for the charity that raises money for research into Duchenne Muscular.

She said:

“As a parent, I find it so painful to imagine being told your child has a life-limiting illness. Having met the charity’s founder, Alex, and heard more about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, I wanted to try in a small way to help. We had live jazz from Eve Music which created the perfect atmosphere and it was lovely to catch up with so many friends and family members in support of a good cause – even the torrential rain couldn’t put a damper on the day.

“This was my first fundraiser for Harrison’s Fund, and I enjoyed raising awareness of the charity and the disease, which will hopefully lead to further fundraising in the future.”

Nearly 30 friends and family members attended over the course of the morning and were treated to a buffet of fresh fruit, yoghurt, granola and pastries in exchange for a donation to the charity. There was also the option to pre-order homemade, personalised gingerbread men to raise additional funds which proved very popular.

All the money raised will go towards the charity’s work funding research into Duchenne – a rare genetic condition which affects all the muscles in the body, causing them to waste away.  Harrison’s Fund’s goal is 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. The charity is currently funding 16 research projects in the US and the UK.

All the proceeds from Harrison’s Brunch will go directly into the hands of scientists to fund the purchase of a ‘high throughput analyser’ which enables scientists to compare different gene medicines when working in a lab. By using computer automation, the analyser can screen different models and evaluate them in a fraction of the time it would take a team of scientists.

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