Get involved

Thanks for offering to help us in this crisis as we need everyone to lend their muscle power. There are 3 ways you can help, in whatever big or small way that you can. Because all our muscles matter.

1. DONATE

Text MDUK1 to 70660 to donate £5. Call 0300 012 0172. Our JustGiving page.

2. FUNDRAISE

Our Lockdown Fundraisers provide ideas for virtual fundraising from the safety of your own home.

3. SHARE

Send your stories, photos and videos of you at home. You could be raising funds from your kitchen, garden or driveway. You could be volunteering or working for us at home. Or just show us a moment of happiness with you, your family and pets.

Simple steps to sharing

Take a picture or a video of you and your loved ones helping MDUK in lockdown, with a few words to describe the story behind them. Upload them with this simple form OR you can post on our Facebook page. Take photos and shoot videos in good light, in landscape format for online use, and as high-quality as you can. Leave plenty of room around the edge of photos if we need to crop them. Take a picture or video of you and your loved ones helping MDUK in lockdown, with a few words to describe the story behind them.


Dawn has Muscular Dystrophy. Her fiancée, Liam, is in training for the London marathon, to run in Dawn’s name.

Lucas is fundraising. Whilst in lockdown, Lucas thinks his hair will get out of control so he’s decided to shave it all off for MDUK and Team Maximise Potential, for his buddy Max who suffers from Muscular Dystrophy. So far he’s raised £650!

Gayle ran a marathon on her drive! She ran up and down her driveway 655 times in six hours to complete the 26.2 miles, running for Elliot’s Fighting Fund, an MDUK Family Fund. Altogether she has so far raised £6083, of which £1900 was donated for her run.

Keeley is raising money. She’s made a lovely video to encourage everyone to fundraise for MDUK.

Gillian has written a children’s book. She is donating £1 for every book sold.

Carmela has the very rare muscle wasting disease LMNA-CMD and has been self-isolating away from her dad due to his critical work. She is commissioning paintings in aid of MDUK!

Danny is losing five stone. He wants to be ready after lockdown for his 10,000ft parachute jump to fundraise for MDUK because his step-dad has Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease.

Stephen is Marketing Director at MDUK. He’s planning our All Together Now appeal and is hoping to raise £500 when he runs our Virtual Town and Gown.

Arryn lives with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. He is enjoying relaxing in his hot tub at home.

Emma is Online Manager at MDUK. She is updating our website and social channels to support Martin Hywood’s appearance on the Russell Howard TV show Home Time.

This is Max, Stephen’s three legged cat and brother to Paddy. He’s checking over the Lockdown Fundraisers and ensuring that smiles are maintained.

Martin is climbing Mount Snowdon. Even in lockdown, Martin has gathered a group of people to do as many steps as it takes to climb Snowdown to raise money for MDUK.
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