The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has pioneered the search for treatments and cures for 50 years. We are dedicated to improving the lives of all children and adults affected by muscle disease.
We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations. The money you raise helps us to continue our vital work:
- providing free practical and emotional support
- funding world-class research to find effective treatments and cures
- campaigning to raise awareness and bring about change
- awarding grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs.
£35 funds an hour of research that could lead us to a treatment or cure to improve and lengthen people’s 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.
£55 funds a Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Care Advisor for 1 hour, in which they can give the practical and emotional support needed by children and adults immediately after a diagnosis.
£148 funds for one day the cost of our freephone Information Line so staff can provide vital support to families and healthcare professionals on a wide range of conditions and issues.
£900 allows the Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT) to make a grant towards the cost of a child’s powered wheelchair.
£1,875 funds staff with specialist knowledge of muscle disease – including occupational therapy, support and expert medical advice – at one of our muscle centres for a week.
£10,000 funds two months of pioneering research into the causes of and treatments for muscle disease.
£20,000 funds a fun Family Weekend, providing respite, expert advice and companionship for children and adults with muscle disease and their loved ones.
£100,000 supports a research students through their PhD, encouraging the brightest young scientists to stay in the field of neuromuscular research.