Parents of a little boy with a rare muscle-wasting condition are asking school children across the UK to bake up a storm to help raise money for research.
Chelsea fan Sammy de Laszlo, of Parsons Green , was diagnosed on Easter Sunday in 2012 with Duchenne muscular dystrophy which causes muscles to weaken and waste away leading to increasingly severe disability.
The six-year-old is one of just 2,500 children and adults in the UK with the condition which means most will be in a wheelchair by the age of 12 and will not live to celebrate their 30th birthdays.
Sammy’s parents, Oliver and Tricia, are urging pupils at schools across the country to hold a Bake a Difference Cake Sale on December 5 to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign which funds research into treatments for muscle wasting conditions and supports 70,000 families in the UK affected by the various different types.
They are hoping 2014 Great British Bake Off quarter-finalist Martha Collision will be joining them at a cake sale at All Saints Primary School in Fulham which is being supported by Tinies Childcare.
Mr de Laszlo said: “Sammy is a happy and cheeky six year old who supports Chelsea Football Club and loves spending time outdoors. But he also has to deal with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a devastating condition.
“Our goal as a family with a child with Duchenne muscular dystrophy has always been to raise awareness of this rare muscle wasting condition, and vital funds for medical research. Your support through this event is very important to us, as it will help children like Sammy and young adults to get the support and treatments they deserve for this condition.”
The loving parents are asking children and parents from across Hammersmith and Fulham and beyond to get baking to join them at the cake sale at All Saints in the hope of raising as much as they can for the charity which could help Sammy and the many others affected.
To join the cake sale on December 5 at All Saints contact Claire Methven from the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign on 020 7803 4832 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website .