Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere becomes Muscular Dystrophy UK ambassador

Jack Wilshere shows the red card to muscular dystrophy as he prepares to tackle new ambassador role

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ack Wilshere is a new ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy UK Photo: Handout

Jack Wilshere has been named as Muscular Dystrophy UK’s new ambassador as the Arsenal midfielder pledged to help fight muscle-wasting conditions in his new role with the charity.

Wilshere first came into contact with the charity earlier this year when he met 10-year-old Archie Hill, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

Archie’s family has been campaigning with the charity for access to a vital new drug called Translarna. This pioneering treatment could allow children with Duchenne muscular dystrophy to stay walking for longer, and delay the need for a wheelchair.

“As a parent myself, I think about my own children and how it would feel to receive such life-changing news,” Wilshere said.

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Jack Wilshere is a new ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy UK Photo: Handout

“Meeting Archie, Harry, Freya, and Auzair has been great – they are really inspiring young people. I can see the challenges that come with living with muscle-wasting conditions, and want to do all I can as ambassador for Muscular Dystrophy UK, to raise awareness of the charity’s work.

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“I hope that one day in the future we are able to say there is a cure for children and adults living with these conditions.”

Wilshere played football and had a picnic with the youngsters and their families at Sopwell House, in Hertfordshire this week.

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