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Sports Anchor, Podcaster and Author, Gabby Logan MBE, has been president of Muscular Dystrophy UK since 2018. Each year, our President’s Awards recognises and celebrates outstanding people in the muscle wasting community – from research, support, and campaigning to volunteering and fundraising.

Nominations are open for 2024!

Two of our awards are open to public nominations – the Peter and Nancy Andrews Community Achievement Award and the Early Career Scientist of the Year Award. Nominations close Friday 1 November 2024.

Guidance on nominating

You don’t need to know the person you’re nominating; for example, it could be someone you’ve read about on our website, worked with as a volunteer, or seen on social media

We ask that you don’t let the person you’ve nominated know you’ve nominated them so that it’s a lovely surprise when they are informed by us.

There will be one winner per category and an individual can only win one award in the year.

You can’t nominate someone who works for Muscular Dystrophy UK or a Trustee

Announcing the winners

We’ll contact the finalists in December, and they’ll be invited to our awards ceremony taking place in February 2025.

Watch the highlights of our 2023 President’s Awards

Award categories

Richard Attenborough Award for Outstanding Achievement

This award celebrates someone who has made a huge difference, in their own unique way, to people with a muscle wasting condition.

Named in honour of the late Richard Attenborough CBE, who was a lifelong supporter of the charity,  and who introduced   the Late HRH Prince Philip to the charity. His son Michael and wife Karen continue to raise the profile of the charity amongst their network and are heavily involved in our President’s Awards.

Peter and Nancy Andrews Community Achievement Award

This award recognises a true community champion who is making a lasting and positive difference to those affected by muscle wasting and weakening conditions. Through campaigning, advocacy or raising awareness.

Named in honour of the late Peter and Nancy Andrews. Who were involved with Muscular Dystrophy UK right from the beginning. Without any personal connection to the cause, they started the charity’s first branch in and  dedicated more than 50 years to  fundraising in the community for us.

Alexander and Valerie Patrick Award for Carer of the Year

This award celebrates a person who has offered vital, behind-the-scenes support to someone with a muscle wasting condition.

Fundraiser of the Year Award

This award acknowledges the outstanding and creative fundraising achievements of an individual or group.

Early Career Scientist of the Year Award

This award celebrates a UK-based, up-and-coming, postdoctoral researcher who’s helping to shape our understanding of muscle wasting and weakening conditions or uncovering potential new treatments.

Volunteer of the Year Award

This award recognises a volunteer whose selfless efforts have made a huge difference to our community.