Deutsche Bank Charity of the Year: Vote for Duchenne UK!

If you work for Deutsche Bank, please VOTE HERE for Duchenne UK as Deutsche Bank's Charity of the Year 

Duchenne UK has made it to the final shortlist of 6 charities to become Deutsche Bank Charity of the Year. Only two will win. The winners have the opportunity to raise up to £2 million over 2 years, and can access the expertise within the bank for strategic development.

From an initial pool of 89 charities, we made it through to the last six. We proved to the selection panel at Deutsche Bank that we have the credibility and skills to create a transformational partnership with them but now we need YOU to help US! 

The final two charities are decided by an EMPLOYEE VOTE. We are now entirely reliant on our supporters and their network to help us reach as many people at Deutsche Bank as possible!

If you know anybody who works for Deutsche Bank, please introduce them to us by emailing Molly, and please do consider sending them the email below.

** We need everyone to vote for us between October 2 – 16 ** 

For introductions, please email:  [email protected]

A draft email you could share with Deutsche Bank employees:
I’m writing to ask if you’d consider supporting Duchenne UK, in the forthcoming Deutsche Bank Charity of the Year vote.

Duchenne UK was set up by Emily Crossley and Alex Johnson after their sons were diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic muscle wasting disorder that affects more than 350,000 people worldwide.

In five years their achievements are impressive:

* Duchenne UK has spent and committed more than £5million of funding research and clinical trials

* 90p in every pound raised is spend directly on research

*Duchenne UK has a pioneering and ambitious funding model: it takes your donations and grows them. For example: in 2014 Duchenne UK was one of a number of early investors into Solid Biosciences, to help develop their gene therapy programme. The charity’s $1.7m helped the company develop pre-clinical data which proved that this treatment had potential. The company went onto attract $42M from other commercial investors.

The charity now wants to run its own clinical trials and is looking for Deutsche Bank's help to do it. We want to use not only the money that the partnership will bring, but the expertise within the bank to develop a strategic pathway forward. 

In two years, the charity would like to say that Deutsche Bank was the catalyst to help the development of an approved treatment for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

With its patrons, including HRH Duchess of Cornwall, rugby star Owen Farrell and Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy, Duchenne UK is committed to changing the future for this generation of boys with Duchenne.

Please do consider supporting Duchenne UK. If you want any more information I can happily put you in touch with Emily the CEO.

For more detailed information about why this would be transformational for the charity please read 

Thank you so much,

Published on 2 February 2017

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