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Craig's challenge completed!

21 July 2013

Bantams fan Craig Walter has this Wednesday (17 July 2013) successfully completed his charity trek around the country.


Craig, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy aged only 4 years-old, embarked on a nationwide journey - dubbed 'Craig's Challenge' - with his two carers Deborah Robinson and Jody Gabriel to raise funds for Martin House Children's Hospice and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.


The keen Bradford supporter has raised over £4,000 for his two chosen charities, with Craig deciding to split the amount equally down the middle.


The 29 year-old also met 16 MP's at a Parliamentary Reception during his journey to gain support for his campaign and to highlight the inconsistent levels of care some people suffering with Muscular Dystrophy can sometimes receive.


During his two weeks on the road, Craig managed as well to fit in a meeting with Norman Lamb MP, Minister for Care and Support, to discuss about putting plans into place to help improve clinic provisions in the NHS.


Craig travelled over around 2,400 miles across Great Britain on a journey which took him as far afield as John O'Groats and Land's End. Most of the journey took place in Craig's specialised van, although he did impressively complete over 17 miles via his wheelchair.


Before his cross-country adventure, Craig dropped in to meet Bantams boss Phil Parkinson and a selection of his players back in April to raise awareness for his forthcoming charity challenge.




Despite the conclusion of the Bradford fan's amazing journey, fellow City supporters can still find out more about Craig, his illness and his charity challenge by visiting his website - www.craigschallenge.co.uk


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