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Craig's challenge

22 April 2013

City's players and staff received a visit from a very special fan at the club's training ground in the build up to the home fixture with Burton Albion last week.

Craig Walter, a City Season Ticket holder, dropped in to meet Bantams boss Phil Parkinson and a selection of his players to raise awareness for his forthcoming charity challenge.

Craig - pictured in the centre of the main article picture - was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy aged only 4 years-old.

Now 29, Craig, along with his two carers Deborah Robinson and Jody Gabriel, is set to embark on a nationwide journey, dubbed 'Craig's Challenge', to raise funds for Martin House Children's Hospice and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Craig also hopes to use the journey as a opportunity to highlight the inconsistent levels of care some people suffering with Muscular Dystrophy can sometimes receive.

The keen City supporter intends to travel over 2,300 miles across Great Britain in less than two weeks. Most of the journey will take part in Craig's specialised van, along he will be completing some of the sections himself via his wheelchair.

During the journey, which will take him as far north as John O'Groats and as far south as Land's End, Craig is also looking to complete a half marathon wheelchair drive, as well as collate stories from other Muscular Dystrophy sufferers.

Upon meeting Craig, Parkinson said: "It was nice for myself and some of the lads to get a few minutes to speak with Craig and hear about his challenge.

"It is great that he is taking the time to complete this journey to try and help other people. It goes without saying really that we wish him all the very best with his challenge."

City supporters can find out more about 'Craig's Challenge' by visiting his website -

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