THE family of a two-year-old diagnosed with a form of muscular dystrophy has thanked staff at a Bolton firm for their marathon efforts.

When workers at Fortress Sefa in Westhoughton found out little Darcie Allen was facing a life with limb girdle muscular dystrophy they decided to put their best foot forward.

After 11 athletes completed the Blenheim Palace triathlon, they came away with just over £1,900 in sponsorship, which will go towards a bucket list of activities to brighten up Darcie’s future.

Dad Darren, who works for the security system firm in London, is overjoyed at their efforts,

He has thanked Bolton colleagues Jonathan Weir, Wayne Gregory, Ade Gregory, Lee Potter, Shelley McSweeney, Andrea Martin, Dean Martin, James Foster, Nathan Hill, Stephen Horsman, Shaun Horsman.

And he also wants to give a shout-out to their cheerleader crew, which included Maria Gregory, Michelle Kerr, Ray Haslam and Kellie Doyle.

No known cure exists for Darcie’s condition, which affects the shoulders and pelvic muscles and can lead to further complications. She was diagnosed just before her second birthday at Great Ormond Street Hospital.