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Downham Market 10k supports Muscular Dystrophy UK in memory of 15-year-old




A Wimbothsam couple and teammates wore distinctive orange clothing as they ran 10K in memory of a 15-year-old.

Dawn and Gary Pammenter ran the ‘virtual’ Cambridge Town and Gown 10k in memory of their son Jamie who died after a heart attack in October 2018.

The couple and other members of Team Jamie pounded the streets of Downham in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK after setting off early on Sunday morning.

Dawn and Gary Pammenter ran 10k in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK after their 15-year-old son Jamie sadly passed away. Pictures: Adam Fairbrother
Dawn and Gary Pammenter ran 10k in aid of Muscular Dystrophy UK after their 15-year-old son Jamie sadly passed away. Pictures: Adam Fairbrother

Jamie had the life-limiting condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which causes muscles to weaken and waste over time.

Mrs Pammenter said: “Muscular Dystrophy UK have always been really supportive, friendly and helpful whenever we’ve needed them.

"Jamie was a very cheeky, lovable boy who loved a cuddle. He was really grateful for what everyone did for him."

Due to coronavirus restrictions, the Cambridge Town and Gown 2020 went virtual this year in which participants ran by themselves rather than gathering in Cambridge for an event.

The couple have currently raised £1,425 on their Just Giving page which can be found at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jamiepammentermemorial10k.



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