Max’s Minions raise over £2,000 for muscular dystrophy charity

Cathryn Gibson from Muscular Dystrophy UK (second from right) receives a cheque for �2,126 from little Max Thompson, his aunt Stacy Millar, his mum Nikki Thompson and his aunt Terri Broadhurst. INNT 24-542CON
Cathryn Gibson from Muscular Dystrophy UK (second from right) receives a cheque for �2,126 from little Max Thompson, his aunt Stacy Millar, his mum Nikki Thompson and his aunt Terri Broadhurst. INNT 24-542CON
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Newtownabbey marathon heroes, Max’s Minions have raised an incredible £2,126.93 for Muscular Dystrophy UK after taking part in the Belfast Marathon back in May.

Three-year-old Max Thompson has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, so his family decided to take on the challenge of the Belfast City Marathon to raise money for the charity, which offers support to local people with the condition and their families.

The Max’s Minions team certainly did him proud, with his aunt Terri Broadhurst running the entire marathon while other members of his extended family - including his granda Stuart Skelton - taking part in the relay.

The team completed the gruelling 26.2-mile run in a superb three hours 56 minutes and placed 383 out of 1,813 teams that took part.