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Alex’s Wish Joins Duchenne UK as a “Partner Charity”

We are delighted to annouce that today, 6th September 2016, to coincide with World Duchenne Awareness Day 2016 Alex's Wish Joins Duchenne UK as a “Partner Charity”.

Emma and Andy Hallam set up Alex’s Wish after their son, Alex, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2010.

The charity has raised £434,000 for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, and this year, Emma Hallam received the Individual Impact Special Award at the Institute of Directors East Midlands 2016 Awards Ceremony.

Alex’s Wish will join Duchenne UK as a partner charity, to co-fund research. Alex’s Wish will remain as a strong and successful fundraising charity, and will co-fund Duchenne UK’s research projects and clinical trials.

Alex Hallam is the star of the film for Duchenne UK’s “Worlds’ Strongest Boys” campaign that launched last week. Take a look at Alex featuring in the World's Strongest Boy campaign here and find out how to get involved.

Emma Hallam said: “By partnering with Duchenne UK we have more chance of reaching our goal to conquer Duchenne for all! As a charity in our own right, we understand that collaborating with others is vital if we are to fight this disease head on. We are excited to be working with Emily and Alex over the coming months and years.”

Co-founders of Duchenne UK, Emily Crossley and Alex Johnson, said: "We are delighted that Alex’s Wish is joining us as a charity partner to help us fulfill our ambitious research plans for the coming months. The more we can pull together as a community, the more impact we can have, and the more we can achieve.”

Published on 6 September 2016

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