Andy Bettany storms to triathlon success in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK

The managing director of Bettaquip has taken part in his first triathlon to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy UK.

Andy Bettany, who was the sales director at Electrolux until 2004 when he founded his own company, took part in the Stoke-on-trent City of Sport Triathlon in support of the charity that provides aid to people with progressive muscle-weakening conditions.

The managing director swam 750m in open water, cycled 20k and ran 5k in support of colleague’s son who lives with the condition.

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Bettany said: “Lydia has been our colleague at Bettaquip for over 10 years. She is married to Graeme and they have three young children Sam, Lucy and Katie.
“Sam is the eldest he is 10 years old and has been diagnosed with muscular dystrophy. The prognosis is that Sam will lose the ability to walk and is currently doing so. He will also lose strength in his arms and shoulders and his heart and lung capacity will deteriorate leading to a shortened life span. There is no cure.”

The managing director completed the event on September 10 and has raised over £2,600 to date.

Bettany’s son produced a video tracking his progress in the lead up to the event and the day itself.

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