Walking for Kaden

LEGGING IT The walkers set off from Leggers.
LEGGING IT The walkers set off from Leggers.

A group of fundraisers have pulled together to raise money for a little boy with a rare medical condition.

Seven-year-old Kaden Lawford suffers from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy – a rare condition that causes the muscles to waste away.

He needs a wheelchair for long distances and will eventually need one permanently.

When he was diagnosed with the condition his mother, Lisa Kirby, set up Kaden’s Fund to help raise money and awareness.

And on Saturday she was among a group of 14 people who completed a 12-mile walk for Kaden’s Fund and the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund.

The walkers set off from the Leggers pub in Dewsbury and finished near the Salterhebble watermill in Halifax.

Lisa, who lives in Windy Bank Lane, Liversedge, said: “I have found sometimes the only way I can cope as a mother is to fundraise.

“I thought this was a very fitting way to raise money – as we all know that one day Kaden won’t have the luxury of being able to walk.

“Some people who took part in the walk found it quite difficult to finish, but they managed it. We hope to have raised more than £500.

“As well as doing this to raise funds for the Duchenne Research Breakthrough Fund, which puts all funding towards research into finding a cure for the condition, we also wanted to raise the condition’s profile as not many people have heard of it.”

Anyone wanting to donate to Kaden’s fund can visit www.justgiving.com/lisa-kirby6.