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Local estate agent endures for muscular dystrophy

Published on: Tuesday 11th August 2015
Categorised under: Health, Active , Business, Property

A SOUTH Cumbrian estate agent is part way through a gruelling challenge in aid of muscular dystrophy.

On Monday Angela Cornthwaite, head of property at Poole Townsend, set off to ride 874 miles from John O’Groats to Lands End in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK.

The team of riders have been putting in hours of training in preparation for covering over 120 miles a day for eight days and have raised over £13,000 so far.

Angela will be joining her brother in law Sam Taylor to raise money for a cause that’s close to their hearts.

In June 2014 Sam’s son, Will, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a muscle wasting condition which will have a significant impact on his future.

He said: “As a family, our focus is on giving Will the best quality of life, and also on doing what we can to support research into treatments for Will and other children like him.”

Angela, Sam and the rest of the team are being supported by local businesses Poole Townsend, The Furness Building Society, Dance Attik and the Crooklands Hotel – amongst others.

Local people are being encouraged to show their support on Friday August 14, from 5.30pm, as the team stop en-route at The Crooklands Hotel.

Anyone wishing to donate can pop into any of the Poole Townsend offices or visit the just giving page:

Follow the pair's progress via their Facebook page at

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