Channel 4 reporter and presenter Katie Razzall has thrown her weight behind the fight against muscle-wasting and weakening conditions, and has become an official ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.

Katie won recent acclaim as one of the Channel 4 team covering the Paralympics and has tackled social issues affecting disabled people through the No Go Britain series on Channel 4 News. She first became involved with the charity after interviewing Muscular Dystrophy Campaign supporter and film-maker Dr Jon Hastie about his Life Worth Living documentary on life with Duchenne muscular dystrophy for Channel 4. Katie has already supported the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign as a representative at the recent BGC Charity Day, which raised over £12million for charities worldwide in memory of employees of firm Cantor Fitzgerald who lost their lives in the World Trade Centre attacks.

Katie said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign as an ambassador. Meeting Jon Hastie was my way in to learning more about a cruel disease; but it was also my chance to talk to a man who doesn’t let himself be beaten by Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Jon opened my eyes to what is possible.

“In our No Go Britain series at Channel 4 News, we’ve put disability at the centre of our coverage, and tried to shed light on subject matter and individuals often ignored by the media. I hope to continue with that aim with the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign.”

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Trailblazer’s member, Hannah-Lou Blackall, said:

“As a Trailblazer, I am particularly excited that Katie is going to give her time to support the charity. Channel 4’s No Go Britain series, which Katie contributes to, has been an important platform for getting access issues for young people on the agenda. Her input will be of huge benefit to the group.”

Robert Meadowcroft, Chief Executive of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, said:

“We feel truly privileged to have Katie as an ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. Through her personal connection, Katie has an awareness of the issues facing those affected by muscle-wasting and weakening conditions, and has already shown her commitment by speaking with families and gaining further understanding. Katie has also worked with members of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Trailblazers to highlight in the national media social issues that many disabled people face. We know that she will be a fantastic asset to the charity and we are delighted to have her on board.”

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