FOOTBALL star Robbie Fowler has backed a £20,000 fundraising campaign launched by newly formed chartered accountancy firm LBW, inspired by two young boys diagnosed with muscular dystrophy.
Business owner Lee Webster announced the fundraising campaign to coincide with the launch of the company which was officially opened by the former Liverpool FC star.
While there Robbie pledged firm support for Lee’s fundraising drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.
LBW has adopted the organisation as its official charity and aims to raise £20,000 over the next three years.
The LBW team were inspired into taking action on hearing the heart-rending story of two young boys with muscular dystrophy, David and Aiden Dawrant, aged four and 16 months, grandsons of LBW client and Chester businessman Dave Dawrant.
Robbie, whose son Jacob is the same age as David, said: “I will support LBW to achieve their target and will do all I can to further their efforts to raise awareness for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and help children to overcome the daily challenges of living with this terrible disorder.”
Semi-retired Dave, of Newton, Chester, who owns a property management business, has been devoting a lot of time to his grandsons and working hard to raise money for the charity.
The boys are the children of Dave’s son electrician David, 29, and his wife Joanne.
A lifelong friend of Robbie, he is delighted the star is helping increase public awareness about muscular dystrophy, a muscle wasting disorder for which there is no cure.
Dave said: “I can’t thank Robbie enough for his support, and all the team at LBW who are determined to get right behind this cause.“People with Duchenne muscular dystrophy have a short life-expectancy which rarely extends beyond the late 20s.
“With today’s modern technology and our increasing knowledge of genetics, it is only a matter of time before a breakthrough is made. That is why we need to raise as much as possible for potentially life-saving research.”
Dave, whose four sons played football with Robbie as children, introduced Robbie to Lee and helped to organise the former Anfield star to cut the opening ribbon at the launch of LBW chartered accountants.
To learn about LBW’s fund-raising drive in aid of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, details of how you can support it and to see photographs of Robbie at LBW’s official launch ceremony visit their website: www.lbwaccountants.co.uk.