We have one clear aim. To end Duchenne.

As the leading Duchenne muscular dystrophy charity in the UK, we want to find effective treatments for DMD and end its devastating impact. We connect the best researchers with industry, the NHS and families to advance and accelerate every stage of drug development.

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Further. Faster. Together

We need to go further than anyone has before to find effective treatments. This means setting our ambitions high and overcoming every barrier in our way.

We’re going to do it faster, because this generation of people living with DMD can’t wait.

The only way we can achieve this is together. We create a network of mutual support for families. We collaborate with scientists and the pharmaceutical industry, bringing them together to share knowledge. And we work with health services so that patients get the care they need.

What we do

Join our Parent Information Day

Our Parent Information Days are back!

Information days are free to attend for parents or caregivers in the UK who have a child diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Our next event will take place in Manchester on 2 October 2021.

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What is DMD?

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is a life-limiting genetic disease which causes progressive muscle weakening.

About DMD About DMD
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Join our fight to fund life-changing treatments for DMD by fundraising, donating, or joining an event.

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DMD Hub

The DMD Hub is a network of trial sites carrying out clinical trials for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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