What your money funds
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-wasting conditions.
With statutory income accounting for just five percent of the charity's funds, our work relies almost entirely on voluntary donations from individuals, groups, companies and grant-making bodies.
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
I want to make a donation.
|£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.|
|£120||funds our freephone advocacy and advice telephone service for one day so staff can advise and signpost supporters who are experiencing difficulties with social care, education, access to specialist health care services and employment rights issues.|
|£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.|
|£300||funds patient information on muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular conditions to be displayed at clinics for patients|
|£400||funds a training module for allied health professionals including care advisors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.|
|£500||allows our nationwide network of young people with muscular dystrophy and related conditions - the Trailblazers - to get together in their local area, to discuss how best to get jobs, socialise and live independently.|
|£520||funds our MD Links service for a month so that people with a rare condition can speak to others in their local area with the same condition.|
|£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 centre for a week, providing diagnosis and multi-disciplinary care.|
|£2,000||funds a local Muscle Group for one year; providing peer-to-peer support and advice to families living with muscular dystrophy and related conditions.|
funds our comprehensive information service for a week that includes our freephone Information Line, updating and supplying factsheets, advocacy support, peer-to-peer support programmes and workshops.
|£5,000||allows us to ensure the voice of people living with muscular dystrophy and related conditions is heard loud and clear in each of the four Parliaments of the UK; through parliamentary events, lobbies and cross party groups.|
|£10,000||funds training days for allied health professionals including care advisors, physiotherapists and occupational therapists|
|£10,000||funds two months of pioneering research into the causes of and treatments for muscle disease.|
|£30,000||funds a PhD studentship for one year.|
|£100,000||supports a research students through their PhD, encouraging the brightest young scientists to stay in the field of neuromuscular research.|
As a member of the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB), the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign has made a public promise to adhere to best practice, honesty, transparency, clarity and accountability in all fundraising activity, enabling you to give with confidence.