Donate

Want to Donate?

Thank you! The preferred method is to make a donation through my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity and make sure Gift Aid is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – I raise more, whilst saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

If you would prefer to sponsor me in the ‘old-fashioned’ way, i.e. on a per peak or per mile basis, then please email me with your name, address and the amount. Please indicate whether the amount is per mile, per peak or ‘fixed’. I will add your details to a regular sponsorship form and contact you after I have completed the event.

However you choose to support me – thank you!

What will my donation fund?

The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign relies almost entirely on voluntary donations. The money raised will help them to continue their vital work:

  • providing free practical and emotional support
  • funding research to find effective treatments and cures
  • campaigning to raise awareness and bring about change
  • awarding grants towards the cost of specialist equipment

Some examples of what a specific donation could help fund, and what my overall target figure of £5,000 will mean to the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, are provided below.

£35 funds an hour of research that could lead 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 the Campaign’s 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.

£150 funds the Campaign’s 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 young people with muscular dystrophy and related conditions to get together in their local area, to discuss how best to get jobs, socialise and live independently.

£900 allows the Campaign to make a grant towards the cost of a child’s powered wheelchair.

£2000 funds a local Muscle Group for one year; providing peer-to-peer support and advice to families living with muscular dystrophy and related conditions.

£5000 pays for the Campaign’s activities across each of the four Parliaments of the UK; through parliamentary events, lobbies and cross party groups.

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