A strip club has been praised for helping a disabled man with an incurable condition achieve one of his life’s ambitions.

Harry Butler was able to tick off "visit a strip club" from his bucket list after going to Secrets in Hammersmith and enjoying VIP treatment.

The 23-year-old from Ruislip has Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), which leaves him wheelchair bound; he has already outlived his life expectancy.

His godmother Maxine Grange said the red-carpet treatment provided by the establishment outdid all expectations, and was keen to pass on her thanks.

She said: “They were amazing, and the girls were so friendly.

“We didn’t spend anything. Entrance was free, drinks were on the house and he even had a few free private dances.”

Also accompanying them on their visit to the Glenthorne Road club in October was Harry’s mother Alison, and her sister Ann Marie.

Ms Grange continued: “Harry was born with DMD but he was diagnosed at eight.

Harry inside Secrets with his godmother Maxine Grange

“He can’t use his hands and it can be difficult to understand what he’s saying, but he still has feelings that other men have - I’m sure if you ask guys between 18 and 30 a lot would say they would go to a strip club.

“He’s never going to have a girlfriend, and he wanted to go to a strip club.

“It wasn’t seedy and the girls were really nice. They came over to him, spoke to him and were so friendly.”

Harry, with his aunt Ann Marie Marshall (in yellow) and godmother Maxine Grange

The Tottenham fan even had his table decorated with the club colours by staff at Secrets.

“I just want to say a massive thank you to Secrets for making Harry’s night so special. He enjoyed himself so much,” added Ms Grange.

Also on Harry’s bucket list is meeting Simon Cowell and Rita Ora, and going to the players’ lounge at Tottenham.


Items ticked off include meeting Ed Sheeran and going to Las Vegas.

DMD is a muscle wasting illness which only affects males.

According to DMD Fund, those with the condition typically die from respiratory failure and/or cardiac failure in their teens or early twenties.

There is no known cure.

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