William's Fund

William's Fund

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00


[p]Thursday 23rd June 2016 was the worst day of our lives, my world changed forever. It's was the day my wife and I were told that our beautiful little one year old boy may not live past his teenage years. We were told that William had Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a rare and aggressive muscle wasting condition for which there is no treatment and no cure. My wife and I were told in no uncertain terms that this condition would rob him, not only of his ability to walk between the ages of 8-10, the ability to use his arms and everything from the neck down, but ultimately his life. As a parent you never imagine that you would out live your child and knowing that one day we will have to do the unthinkable and bury our son has been the biggest heartbreak to bare. Over the past year we've been trying to come to terms with this devastating news, some days more successfully than others, whilst trying not to show any sadness in front of William, our happy, harmonica playing, little man, who has no idea of the challenges that face him or the heartbreak his parents carry around with them every minute of everyday. With the help of a hugely supportive family, very dear friends and the DMD community we've made it this far. [/p][p][br][/p][p]As any parent would do in this situation, we started researching anything and everything about Duchenne. Whilst doing this we found something that we desperately needed...Hope. You see, parents in the same situation as us, for decades have be fighting this war, a war we knew nothing about and suddenly find ourselves in. Their tenacity and refusal to accept the inevitable has raised millions of pounds towards research resulting in clinical trials of drugs that have the potential to change the future of the 2500 boys living with the condition in the UK. However there is still no approved treatment for Duchenne in the UK.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Now it is our turn to help. First of all by raising awareness. Secondly by raising much needed funds for an incredible charity called Duchenne uk. All money raised for Williams Fund will go to Duchenne UK, to projects of our choice that we believe will off the most benefit to boys affected by this condition. We are living in a time of great possibilities but time is already running out for William. Please help us save our son by donating whatever you can. Together we can #endduchenne[/p]
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Mar 28, 2021


Donations from Cakeland’s Fantastic customers.


Dec 31, 2020

Lara Whitehouse

For an amazing Superhero x


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Dec 23, 2020

Rach and Rob Simkins

Our donation instead of Christmas cards. Tons of love from the Simkins’


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Dec 19, 2020

Nanny and Grandad

Merry Christmas to all of our family and friends. A charity donation instead of sending Christmas cards this year. Love and best wishes Ann & Bill xxx


plus £125.00 Gift Aid

Dec 16, 2020

Nanny Laura

Happy Christmas lots of love from Nanny Laura .xx


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Dec 16, 2020


Happy Christmas William love from auntie June .xx


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Dec 15, 2020

Aunt Rene

Have a lovely Christmas. A donation instead of sending Christmas cards this year. X


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 25, 2020

Uni boys. Andy w

Uni boys fantasy football, chowpion 4 times, Jon came bottom


plus £87.50 Gift Aid

May 27, 2020


Sending love x


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 2, 2020

Blakelands Country House


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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