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Insurance broker goes above and beyond for charity 

 Published on: 18th February 2019   |   By: News Desk   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Rickmansworth insurance broker is going above and beyond to help raise money and awareness for a muscle-wasting condition. 

York House School, Rickmansworth and St Clements Danes raised just under £700 each for their Go Orange Day, which took place on February 7.

Go Orange Day was put together by Muscular Dystrophy UK, where people across the country wear something orange to help beat muscle-wasting conditions. 

Christopher Trigg insurance broker, Shelly Trigg, said: “This charity means a lot to me because my friend’s son, Archie, suffers from this incurable condition.

“It’s an awful thing he’s going through and hopefully one day there is a breakthrough, but until then we will continue to fundraise and spread as much awareness as possible.”

Archie Hill was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy at three years old in 2008. 

Shelly has been in charge of raising money in Archie’s name and for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Shelly said: “Altogether, we raised roughly £4,000. That’s including the funds raised from both schools and all the business we got to wear orange and show their support.”

Half the proceeds made from the fundraising event will go to Archie’s family and the other half to the charity that helps others in Archie’s condition. 

Archie’s parents, Louisa and Gary Hill, took part in the fundraising on Friday, February 1, along Rickmansworth high street along with Shelly. 

The pair visited the businesses that got involved in the fundraising and took photos. 

Louisa said: “There aren’t enough words for me to thank everyone for the support they show for Archie, I am internally in debt to everyone.

“Archie is so proud and takes it all in his stride, he really appreciates what people are doing and he is forever smiling.” 

RickyNews has shortlisted Archie for the Young Achiever category in the My Local Hero Awards. 

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For a list of the businesses that got involved in Shelly’s fundraising, check page.  

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