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Parents of Balloch boy Leo Flett set to re-focus fundraising efforts for Leo's Pride charity


By Alasdair Fraser

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Leo Flett and mum Louise will be going orange for Muscular Dystrophy. Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No.042978
Leo Flett and mum Louise will be going orange for Muscular Dystrophy. Picture: Gary Anthony. Image No.042978

Parents of a little boy who lost his life to an extremely rare form of muscular dystrophy are set to find a new role for their fundraising group.

Four-year-old Leo Flett, who suffered from congenital muscular dystrophy type 1C, passed away in late July 2019.

Remembered for his character and sheer love of life, the youngster showed incredible courage, particularly during spells in hospital.

With an upswell of community support, mum and dad Mitchell and Louise formed Leo’s Pride and raised many thousands of pounds for the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK (MDUK).

Now the couple have decided to broaden fundraising in Leo’s memory and announced: “When we lost our precious wee lion in July 2019, our initial reaction was to keep fighting for others living with Leo’s condition through our family fund with MDUK.

“Over the past year, we have thought a lot about this. On reflection, our chance to save Leo has been taken away from us. We will be moving Leo’s Pride away from MDUK.

“We would love to keep Leo’s memory alive and so, from January 2022, Leo’s Pride will take on a new role, supporting a different charity each year that made a difference to Leo’s life.”


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