The Q Trust was set up in 2001 by Mark Reynolds in memory of his friend Quentin Crewe who was a celebrated journalist, writer and society figure who travelled extensively. Mark worked tirelessly to raise awareness and support for others with muscle-wasting conditions until he passed away in 2005 as a result of his own condition. Mark’s passion for the cause lived on through his wife Jemima, until her untimely passing in 2015. Their family’s contribution to Muscular Dystrophy UK is unrivalled.
The Q Trust committee is now made up of friends and family of Quentin, Mark and Jemima and in 2016 their total fundraising hit £2 million thanks to the incredible generosity of its supporters. The Q Trust continues to put on a number of superb fundraising events to celebrate the lives of their dear friends and to ensure that their legacy is a lasting one.
The next Q Trust fundraising event is bought to you by Giffords Circus! On Thursday 6th July 2017, the Q Trust brings to you an evening of spellbinding entertainment from the magical Giffords Circus – the only circus you will ever want to run away to!
In 2015, the Q trust raised an incredible £33,000, this year we would love to break that record. By coming along to the Circus, you’ll be helping to fight muscle-wasting conditions and giving support to the 70,000 people in the UK who live with them. Find out more about the event here.
Working with Muscular Dystrophy UK, this money has made a huge impact on the lives of people living with muscular dystrophy and other related neuromuscular conditions in the UK. The Q Trust has delivered on its original aims of funding pioneering research into effective treatments and cures whilst raising awareness of these devastating conditions. Support has been given to paediatric muscle services at Great Ormond Street and formerly at Hammersmith Hospital, the Oxford Muscle and Nerve Centre and its Regional Care Advisor, and pioneering research.
In this short video, Professor Dubowitz thanks the Q Trust for their “tremendous support”
Please support the Q Trust by making an online donation.
Inspired by the fundraising efforts of their parents and friends, a whole new generation of supporters have launched the YQTrust, an off-shoot of The Q Trust. The committee aim to raise money for treatments and cures, just like the Q Trust, and hope to surprise, excite and reward supporters with a whole new series of fundraising events.
The group launched with its inaugural sell-out night YQT Presents…in November 2012 where a 250-strong audience enjoyed live DJ sets. The night was an huge success and raised nearly £4,500 for the charity.
For further information about The Q Trust please contact our Development Team.
Setting up a family fund, like the Q Trust, is a great way to fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy UK to keep our vital research moving forward. Find out more about our family funds.