Muscular Dystrophy UK is the charity for the 70,000 people living with muscle-wasting conditions in the UK. We bring together people affected by more than 60 rare and very rare progressive muscle-weakening and wasting conditions.

Muscle-wasting conditions are very rare, affecting just over one in every 1,000 people. As a result, some health professionals may never come across anyone with a muscle-wasting condition and may not know much about them. But we do.

Since 1959, we’ve been supporting families living with muscle-wasting conditions. We provide vital information, advice, resources and support for people with these conditions, their families and the professionals who work with them.

Which condition would you like to know more about?

If you’re at all unsure about where your muscle-wasting condition is listed, please get in touch: call us on 0800 652 6352.


  • George Pegg (11), who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, with his brother John: Family Fund, George’s Journey.

    Translarna update

    News on Individual Funding Requests

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  • Recently diagnosed peer support event London

    Muscle Group membership reaches 2,000!

    Supporting people across the UK

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  • general research

    OPTIMISTIC study for myotonic dystrophy

    The study has recruited 190 people as of February 2015

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  • pills

    An update on drisapersen

    Biomarin announces the rolling submission of a NDA

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Events calendar

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    South West Muscle Group meeting near Bristol

    9 May 2015

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    Scottish Muscle Group meeting in Glasgow

    9 May 2015

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    2015 Great Manchester Run – A great run in a great city

    10 May 2015

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