OnLogistics names Muscular Dystrophy cause as local charity

Manufacturing and engineering logistics integrator OnLogistics have chosen Murray’s Muscles as a local charity. Murray’s Muscles is a charity committed to improving the quality of life for over 11,500 people affected by muscle disease in the Midlands by striving for better services, the provision of appropriate, life-changing equipment and offering advice and support. There are over 60 forms of Muscular Dystrophy which affect over 60,000 people across the UK today. These conditions are characterised by the loss of muscle strength as progressive muscle wasting occurs leading to a shortened life expectancy with no treatments or cures. The charity was founded in 2005 by the parents of Murray Field, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) to raise money for life assisting equipment and awareness of the condition and since then the charity has gone on to support many sufferers. However, with Murray in need of a new wheelchair the charity is focused on raising £25,289 to cover the cost in order to provide him with comfort and assistance to live. Tim Macrow, a committee member of the charity and Operations Manager for OnLogistics orchestrated a visit for Murray to their Elmdon facility peaking his interest on manufacturing supply chain processes. Following the visit, the team decided to do as much as possible to help raise money for the cause by organising internal and external charity events throughout the year and supporting Murray’s Muscles as their local charity. Tim added: “Murray has been a big part of our lives for over 15 years, so to be asked to become a trustee of a charity that helps so many people affected by Muscular Dystrophy was a great honour.” “The new wheelchair that Murray needs is so vital to his well-being and his independence. So, having On Logistics taking on the mammoth task of fundraising for his new chair is such a fantastic gesture and I am very proud to be part of the On-Logistics team. So please take a moment to think how you could help fundraise for this vital piece of equipment because every penny really does help. The charity would like to thank everyone that contributes to any of the fundraising activities. “ If you’d like to find out more about the charity and donate to the cause, please visit: http://www.murraysmuscles.co.uk/index.htm