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Amazing London Marathon Dinner at Jamie’s Italian!

Posted on: February 7th, 2017 | 0 comments


On Saturday 3 February Andrew Parkinson and Andrew Pearson, two of our London Marathon 2017 runners, organised a wonderful charity dinner at Jamie’s Italian on Threadneedle Street in London for Action Duchenne. The evening raised over £4000 and we would like to thank them for their support and dedication in putting this event on for us.




When Andrew and Andrew found out their friends Katy and David’s son Lucas, had been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, they decided to fundraise for us and do the London Marathon this year. As Andrew Parkinson is a Chef and has previously worked with Jamie Oliver, they decided a charity dinner would be a great way of raising funds!

Katy White, dinner guest and parent, said; “What an amazing night had by all at a charity dinner organised by Andrew Parkinson on Saturday night. As well as top quality food, great service and a fantastic atmosphere, an auction took place with some amazing lots! There is no doubt that everyone who went had a superb time and all for a wonderful cause- raising funds and awareness for Action Duchenne.”


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Andrew Parkinson, London Marathoner and organiser, said; “Can’t thank the support of attendees and the restaurant/kitchen teams enough. A great success and now ready to get the serious training in for London marathon on Sunday 23rd April.”

The evening was a great success and another fantastic example of the great fundraising and volunteering our supporters do to help find a cure for Duchenne while improving the lives of all those affected by the condition.

If you are interested in organising a charity dinner or perhaps even taking part in a marathon for us please contact Paul Bown on 020 8556 9955 or via


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