The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign leads the fight against muscle-wasting disease in the UK. We provide free care and support for babies, children and adults affected by muscle-wasting disease and fund world-class research to find treatments and cures, provide grants towards equipment and campaign to raise awareness and bring about change.
21 April 2013
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Justin Baird-Murray's fundraising page
I have chosen this charity for personal reasons. My nephew James was diagnosed with Muscular Dystrophy at the age of 14. Until that time he had been a typical active boy, particularly enjoying skiing amongst many other outdoor activities. 7 years on he is now pretty much reliant on his motorised scooter to get around. Like so many young people struck down with a disability in the prime of life he has shown huge courage in the face of his adversity. ‘Life goes on’ as he would say, and he is currently in his final year at Reading University where his many interests include acting as a Support Teacher and hosting a Tuesday night Radio show.
So what does the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign do? The Campaign is focused in four main areas leading the fight against this muscle disease:
1. Funding world-class research to find effective treatments and cures
2. Providing free practical and emotional support
3. Campaigning to raise awareness and bring about change
4. Awarding grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs
To learn more about the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and see how your donation would be wisely spent take a look at the web sitehttp://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/