Manchester United manager supports families with muscle disease in the midlands

Manchester United manager and Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Patron, Sir Alex Ferguson was joined by stars of stage, screen and sport at his prestigious annual golf event, to raise money for children and adults affected by muscle disease in the Midlands.

Thirty-two teams took part in the day-long Golf Challenge, each led by a well-known name from the world of sports and entertainment, including golfer Sam Torrance; BBC sports commentator, John Parrott and actors James Nesbitt and Ralf Little.

The teams relaxed after the day’s challenge at a special gala dinner where guests took part in a live charity auction, helping to raise over £50,000 for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Sir Alex said: “This charity is very close to my heart and I’ve supported it for most of my adult life. I’m delighted to be able to help all those affected by muscular dystrophy.”

Abby Mardon, Director of Marketing and Communications, said, “The event was a real success. It was great to see so many people giving up their time to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. We are extremely grateful to Sir Alex for all his support.”

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