How You Can Help Duchenne UK has one clear aim – to end Duchenne, a devastating muscle-wasting disease. As the leading Duchenne charity in the UK, Duchenne UK connects the best researchers with industry, the NHS and families to challenge every stage of drug development to make the incurable, curable. Together, we will find treatments and cures for this generation of patients with Duchenne. Duchenne UK is the largest UK funder of DMD research, read about our impact here. Email us [email protected] for support. Together we can end Duchenne. Donate Directly DONATE: You can donate directly to us through our website, where you will be invited to make a gift aid declaration during the online donation process. DUCHENNE DIRECT: Duchenne Direct is a monthly Direct Debit from you to Duchenne UK, that is spent DIRECTLY on research. You can set up a direct debit quickly, easily and safely by clicking and following the prompts. GIFT IN YOUR WILL: Leaving a legacy to us will safeguard our essential work. If you feel that you would like to support us in this way, and we realise that it is a big commitment, please contact us here. Fundraise or Take Part In One of Our Events We hold a number of fundraising events throughout the year, including the DUCHENNE DASH. Find out more about our events here. You can set up your own fundraising page through Virgin Money Giving. It’s quick and easy to do, and you can personalise it to help you raise as much money as possible. You can link the page to one of our events. Or use it for your own event. You can now fundraise for Duchenne UK through Facebook: 100% of your donation will go towards funding and accelerating research to find treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. You can set up a personal fundraising page to help raise awareness and funds for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. To set up your fundraiser click the ‘Create fundraiser’ button on the Duchenne UK Facebook page. Fundraise For A Family & Friends Fund Our Family & Friends Funds provide vital support to Duchenne UK, by fundraising for us and helping us to advocate to accelerate research. Partner funds are often created by the family and friends of children diagnosed with Duchenne. They share our ambition to fund the most promising research, no matter where it is in the world, and to do so with a vision to help bring that research out of the laboratory and into the clinic where it can help patients. Donate while you online shop You can support Duchenne UK through AmazonSmile. Just visit smile.amazon.co.uk and set Duchenne UK as your chosen charity. Then shop on AmazonSmile as you would normally on Amazon. 0.5% of any qualifying purchases made will go to Duchenne UK. You can also support us by shopping online via easyfundraising at one of the 3,300 retailers including John Lewis, Aviva, Sainsbury’s and Booking.com, a donation will be made to Duchenne UK and it won’t cost you an extra penny. Corporate & Schools Support The support we receive from SCHOOLS and BUSINESSES is an invaluable part of our fundraising. There are many ways we can work with schools a businesses and can offer lots in return to firms and schools who want to make us their Charity of the Year! You can help us to end Duchenne by choosing us as your charity of the year. Duchenne UK was Compass and Foodbuy's Charity of the Year 2017. Managing Director of Foodbuy, Oliver Cock said: We've worked closely with Duchenne UK this year and being a smaller charity, led by two inspiring founders, it's been much easier to establish a meaningful connection. Our employees feel part of something tangible and important, and have raised more money than they did for more established charities. Their Duchenne events, including the Duchenne Dash, are hugely life-affirming, inspiring, meticulously organised and original. We are always looking for ways to engage support from businesses and schools. We are lucky to have received support in both financial terms and pro-bono work. We can offer lots in return to firms and schools who want to make us their charity of the year. Please contact us here for more information. Donor Advisory Board Our Donor Advisory Board is composed of committed donors, called Founding Patrons. Founding Patrons support us in our fundraising goals through donations, corporate support, connections and advice. The role of the Donors Advisory Board is to help Duchenne UK secure regular income, which gives us the freedom to commit funds on an ongoing basis to the most promising projects. With this security, leading scientists and doctors can spend less time chasing funding, and more time in research and drug development. Please contact us here if you would like more information.