Foodbuy adds two more years to its charity partnership with Duchenne UK

Foodbuy has extended its charity partnership with Duchenne UK for an additional two years.

The move comes after the arm of Compass used to purchase all catering equipment and ingredients raised £135,000 for Duchenne over the past year, a charity which is working towards accelerating treatments and finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Foodbuy has put the fundraising success down to members of its staff taking part in variety of events for the charity which include completing the three peaks challenge, running half marathons and participating in Duchenne UK’s flagship event, the Duchenne Dash, a 24-hour bike ride from London to Paris.

Ian Murphy, managing director of Foodbuy, said: “We are thrilled to officially extend our charity partnership with Duchenne UK. We have a special connection with Duchenne UK, a charity that is very close to our hearts. We hope to raise a lot of money to help find a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common genetic killer of children.”

In 2018, Foodbuy had a team of 11 amateur riders take part in the 200-mile Duchenne Dash, alongside 160 others from across the UK.

Emily Crossley, Co-founder and CEO at Duchenne UK, said: “Foodbuy are an incredible team and we’re very excited to be working with them for a further two years. Every penny raised helps accelerate research into the disease and brings forward the day we find a cure.”

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