Duchenne UK
Duchenne UK is a lean, ambitious and highly focused charity with a clear vision: to fund and accelerate treatments and a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The charity has been formed by the coming together of Joining Jack and Duchenne Children's Trust, the two biggest funders of research in the UK in the last three years. We are committed to continuing to drive momentum to deliver treatments to help this generation of those with DMD.
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Alasdair Robertson DashMAX 2017

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In December 2014 Felix, my now five-year-old son, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an incurable and fatal muscle wasting disease that kills more children than any other genetic condition. There is accelerating deterioration from birth, resulting in a significant decrease in quality of life by age 7 to 8, wheelchair dependency by early teens, total dependency by late teens and a lingering death in mid-twenties from lung failure and heart disease.

The reality is not as hopeless as it sounds, thankfully! Real progress is being made in the development of new treatments that have the potential to alter and hopefully even cure Duchenne. And in the shorter term, ongoing research is identifying a combination of drugs approved for the treatment of other diseases that are showing real promise in slowing and perhaps even halting the progress of the disease.

Whether it’s novel or repurposed drugs, their development costs a lot of money, which is I and a bunch fo mates have just completed a bike ride from London to Monaco, covering 1,500 km’s and climbing 18,000 m’s in 9 days, with the aim being to raise as much money as possible to further vital research and get a combination or repurposed drugs in to trials and patients as quickly as possible.

All the money raised will go to Duchenne UK. The charity was founded by Emily Crossley and Alex Johnson, both mothers of Duchenne boys. They’re unbelievably passionate and effective and almost all (90% plus) of the money they raise and receive funds research and trials. The charity is transforming the outlook for all Duchenne patients.

There really is no time to waste if we’re going to save this and future generations of boys so please give as generously as you possibly can.


Recent donors

16.08.17 Inspirational Ali.

11.08.17 Alasdair and the team, well done

08.08.17 Well done Ali and team. Sorry about the delay in donating!

05.08.17 Well done Ali, with love from all those who made an Evening of Notexx





07.07.17 Amazing feat, congratulations to all once again. For Felix and his shining heart - with love from his Gavs and Kean xxx

29.06.17 Epic achievement gents. Proud to have been there with you.


28.06.17 Well done on your epic ride to Monaco, from all at Vectos


26.06.17 Well done on what must have been a real challenge. G

26.06.17 Well done guys, hope it all went well!

25.06.17 Ali With very best wishes for this excellent cause

25.06.17 Well done





21.06.17 Well done on this incredible achievement and for the amount of money raised to continue to help in this vital research. Duncan

21.06.17 What an outstanding achievement Ali! So delighted with you and your entire team. Lots of love, Menanteau and Chanel xx


20.06.17 Well done Ali and team. Joy x (Mac's mum)


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