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We are a lean, ambitious charity. We keep costs to a minimum so that your contribution goes a long way to helping beat Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Prudential RideLondon-Surrey: Cancelled for 2020

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Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 – which celebrates the legacy for cycling created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – is cancelled for 2020.

The organisers are currently working with Prudential and the Mayor’s Office to see how they can celebrate the event weekend of 15 and 16 August. Click here to find out more.

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Thank you to our tireless supporters, who have walked, run, cycled, performed and tested their endurance to help us beat Duchenne. We can’t do it without you.

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Other ways you can support us:

Set up a fundraising page

Are you taking on a courageous challenge or a monumental marathon? Set up a fundraising page to raise money for the Duchenne Research Fund, and help fund vital research into treatments for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

We are registered on both Virgin Money Giving and Just Giving, where all our details and information about the projects we support are easily visible for your donors to see. Although both sites charge us a small fee, they handle the payment processing and Gift Aid contributions and then deposit the funds directly into our bank account, so they do save us administrative time and costs. Virgin Money Giving charges us less than Just Giving. If you need help setting up your page, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Click here to get some inspiration from other fundraisers.

Match fund all your donations

Does your company match fund employees’ donations? If so, you could double the amount we receive every time you donate to us. Find out if your employer has a match funding programme, and if they don’t, suggest they set one up.

Nominate us as your company charity

Do you work for a company that supports charitable organisations? Let us know – we would love to be your chosen charity.

Give a gift to your hosts

Are you visiting friends or family for a meal? Consider making a donation to the Duchenne Research Fund in lieu of taking a gift for your hosts.

Coming soon:

You will soon be able to download a card to give to your hosts, to show that you have donated in lieu of bringing a gift. Not only will you be supporting vital medical research, you will be helping us raise awareness of Duchenne as well. Check back here in the coming days to download your card.

Make a donation

There are many ways you can support the Duchenne Research Fund, via a one-off donation, by standing order, or through Payroll Giving. Visit our Donate page to find out more.

Apply for a grant

If you are a researcher with a project proposal to help tackle Duchenne muscular dystrophy, please get in touch via research [at] to find out more about applying for a grant.

Our mission

We aim to stop Duchenne muscular dystrophy being a death sentence for hundreds of thousands of boys worldwide.

About us

Our impact

We are helping turn the hope of treatments into reality. Critical treatments are in clinical trial thanks to our funds.

Our projects

Your help

In the last 4 years we have given more than £3m to ground-breaking research projects.
And there is still work to do.

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