Wigan based Focus Insolvency Group is helping local four year old Jack Johnson with a charity fun run. The 16 strong charity team – from managing director to receptionist – will be raising valuable funds for research into terminal condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Jack, a DMD sufferer, is a normal schoolboy but his health will deteriorate as he gets older, he will likely need leg braces to walk by the age of 10, be confined to a wheelchair by 12 and is unlikely to live beyond the age of 30.
Jack’s dad, Wigan Rugby legend Andy Johnson set up the charity ‘Joining Jack’ along with his wife Alex to raise much needed awareness of DMD, a little know yet common fatal genetic disorder affecting around 1 in every 3,500 boys worldwide.
Focus Insolvency Group is teaming up with Phil Stone Consultancy, a recent acquisition, to run, jog or walk the 252 miles (406km) equivalent distance between their two headquarters during the month of March in what the team have dubbed the Focus 400 Charity Challenge.
Anthony Fisher, Managing Director of Focus Insolvency Group, said:
“Many of us within the Group are looking forward to the challenge that involves covering this 252 mile journey. It is important for local businesses to put something back into their communities and helping Jack’s cause is a perfect way for us to do this. We will regularly be updating everyone with progress so please support us by supporting Joining Jack.”
The fundraising group have already begun to collect sponsorship on their Just Giving donation page and will be posting updates about their progress on the ‘road’ from Wigan to Newhaven on their Twitter and Facebook pages during the month long event.
If you would like to support the team in their bid to help Jack you can donate by visiting www.justgiving .co.uk and searching for Focus Insolvency Group or you can get in touch direct on 01257 251319 for other ways to donate.