Monday 18 July 2011
Honour someone special
A Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Tribute Fund is a great way to celebrate the life of someone special and support us at the same time.
If you'd like to honour someone you've loved and lost, or someone whose life inspires you, a Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Tribute Fund is a perfect way to do that. We'll help you set up a website dedicated to that person and then it is your site to share and manage in the way that suits you best.
Salma Akram set up a Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Tribute Fund in honour of her beautiful daughter, Zainab. Salma sees it as an opportunity to allow the many people involved in Zainab's life to pay tribute to the bubbly and bright little girl that she was.
"I wanted to create a space where everyone involved in Zainab's life could come together, put their thoughts up on the website and share their memories of Zainab with all of us," Salma said.
"One of the things that really appealed to me about putting the Tribute Fund website together was that I can work on it at my own pace. It is an emotional process for me, and I can add to it bit by bit, as I feel I can manage; I don't have to have it all finished in one go."
A Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Tribute Fund can be tailor-made for you. Really simple to manage, you can share thoughts, poems and stories, as well as photographs and video clips. While you can create privacy settings that you control, it also has the flexibility for international tributes. You can also ensure that donations are made directly to your Tribute Fund page and you will be kept updated with new donations and comments.
So if you would like to pay tribute in this way to the life of someone precious to you, contact us to set up a Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Tribute Fund in their name. By doing so, you'll also be helping us to make a real difference for people affected by muscle-wasting disease.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity focusing on all muscle-wasting diseases. We are dedicated to improving the lives of the 70,000 children and adults affected by muscle disease. To do this, we fund world-class research to find effective treatments and cures, provide practical information and advice for individuals and families, campaign to raise awareness and bring about change, award grants towards the cost of specialist equipment such as powered wheelchairs and provide specialist education and development for health professionals.