Bake a Difference

Hold a coffee and cake event for Muscular Dystrophy UK and 'Bake a Difference' to the lives of more than 110,000 people.


Last years Bake a Difference day was on 9 November. People across the UK were raising dough, to help us fund groundbreaking research and life changing support. Thank you to everyone who took part!

This year you can Bake a Difference whenever you like so you can link your fundraising to a family celebration, a school or organisation fundraising week or your workplace Friday bake sale! 

Bake a Difference in three simple steps: 

1. Sign up here. 

2. Plan your event and invite your friends, family or colleagues. 

3. Have fun raising money and baking a difference to the lives of the 110,000 people living with a muscle-wasting condition in the UK.  

Let’s Bake a Difference together! Share your photos on social media with the hashtag #BakeADifference2024; we love seeing all the fun ways you are getting involved! 


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Where it started

11 years ago, a little boy called Sammy was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Inspired by other fundraising events at his school, Sammy’s parents decided to hold a bake sale to raise funds and awareness of their son’s rare condition. They went on to hold events throughout their local area and in 2017, we took it on as a national campaign. Sammy is 14 now and his goal this year is for us all to raise £13,000 together to help people across the country like him. Can you help Sammy bake a difference?

Watch the video to find out what it's like for Sammy and his family, living with a muscle-wasting condition.


The difference you will bake… 

Coffee and a slice of cake costs £5. A few slices can add up and help us make a real difference: 

  • £60 means we could be there for anyone with a new diagnosis, helping them navigate their way through the challenges of living with a muscle-wasting condition 

  • £100 can keep our helpline going, meaning we are there to provide vital support to anyone with muscle-wasting conditions 

  • £180 would pay for laboratory equipment for researchers, enabling them to investigate new treatments for people with muscle-wasting conditions 



The MDUK team is here to help you along on your way with your fundraiser. Give us a call on 0300 012 0172 or email us at – we would love to hear from you.