The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign is the leading UK charity focusing on disability caused by muscle disease.
Finding the causes of and cures for muscular dystrophy, and related muscle disease, has always been at the forefront of what we do.
Since the charity was set up in 1959 the diagnosis of different forms of muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases has improved greatly and we now provide support for over 60 different muscle-wasting conditions.
Muscle disease causes muscles to waste and weaken making it difficult for those affected to do even the simplest task. Muscle disease doesn’t just affect the muscles in the arms and legs but the heart and respiratory muscles too; it does not discriminate – it can affect men and women and children of any age and race.
There are no cures. Mobility and other functions can be greatly reduced and many affected children don’t live to reach adulthood.
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign fights muscle disease on all fronts by:
We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations to fund our vital work.
Every year the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign’s members and supporters take part in hundreds of events throughout the UK and abroad to raise much-needed funds. Some of the events are great tests of endurance such as the Virgin London Marathon or trekking the Great Wall of China or the Inca Trail. Regular fundraising events include sponsored walks, cycle rides and 10k runs where more daring offer the chance to take part in parachute jumps, shark dives and abseiling.
We rely almost solely on donations from individuals, trusts and grant givers to fund the valuable work we do. Why not get involved with the work we do?
We have a network of branches, local support groups and regional fundraisers across the UK that fundraise and organise activities and days out.
You have the power to make a huge difference to the lives of disabled people living with muscle disease.
Registered Charity No. 205395and Registered Scottish Charity No SC039445
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