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Lord Richard Attenborough dies

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has written about the sad loss of its former President Lord Attenborough.

Robert Meadowcroft, Chief Executive said,  “Lord Attenborough was the most extraordinary President a charity could ever wish to have, dedicating himself to more than 50 years of support for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

He had the wonderful gift of empathy and offered unwavering support for the numerous families he met in the fight against muscle-wasting conditions. I know that the recent progress made in the battle to develop a treatment for muscular dystrophy – a battle that he led for so many years – meant a great deal to him.

For a man of his outstanding brilliance he had a real sense of humility, often stating that it was he who gained most from the charity work he did, not the families who were always thrilled to meet him or indeed, the charity as a whole. He will be sorely missed and fondly remembered by the many people whose lives he touched, for a long time to come.”

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