By choosing to take part in the Four Course Classic for the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, you will make a huge difference to the community we serve: the 70,000 children and adults around the UK who are affected by muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions.
Our work has five main focuses:
Here are some of the ways in which your raised funds will be used:
£35 funds an hour of research that could lead us to an effective treatment or cure to improve and lengthen peoples lives.
£50 gives parents one hour with a specialist physiotherapist who can show them the valuable muscle - stretching techniques that could keep their child walking for longer.
£148 funds our Freephone Information Line for one day so staff can provide vital support to families and healthcare professionals on a wide range of conditions and issues.
£500 allows our nationwide network of young people with muscular dystrophy and neuromuscular conditions - the Trailblazers - to get together in their local area, to discuss how best to get jobs, socialise and live independently.
£900 allows the charity to make a grant towards the cost of a child's powered wheelchair.
£2,000 covers the running costs of a Muscle and Nerve Centre for a week, providing diagnosis and multi - disciplinary care.
£30,000 funds a PHD studentship for one year.
£100,000 supports a research student through their PhD, encouraging the brightest young scientists to stay in the field of neuromuscular research.