Henry Hinde raise money in honour of pupil with rare muscle-wasting disease

Hayley and Tommy

Hayley and Tommy

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Caring youngsters have chosen their charity of the year in honour of a fellow pupil with an extremely rare muscle-wasting disease.

Henry Hinde Junior School pupil Tommy Lloyd is one of only two people in the UK with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.

Tommy is a fun-loving boy who gets involved in a range of activities but, as time goes on, he will struggle to walk and will eventually lose his mobility.

The ten-year-old has been taking on fundraising challenges with his dedicated mum, Hayley, 40, in a bid to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK).

And now the family can rely on the support of Tommy’s school to top up their fundraising total.

Henry Hinde held a ‘wacky wig Wednesday’ event yesterday (October 21) in support of MDUK.

Hayley said: “Wearing a silly wig is a great fun way for the kids to raise money. I’m so grateful MDUK has been selected by Henry Hinde as the charity of the year. I know Tommy feels supported by his friends and the school.”

Hayley completed a half marathon at Royal Parks in London on Sunday October 11.

She said: “It was really tough for me as I’d been suffering with leg injuries a few weeks before, so I was totally delighted to cross the finish line and show Tommy anything is possible. This was my first half marathon and I was terrified.

“I cried the last mile with Tommy’s words ringing in my head – ‘believe, and never give up, mum’.”

Hayley has raised £2,070 so far.

Donate at www.justgiving.com/treble4tommy