Wales, South West and West Midlands

Get in touch with your local Regional Development Manager, Phillip Heighway

Phil has over 15 years of experience in working with people to do extraordinary things within their community through sport and activity. In his last role at University of Birmingham he supported the next generation of volunteers in giving something back to there student counterparts and support major sporting events. Phil was also seconded to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games which saw him engage, train, and manage the hundreds of volunteers and stewards than enabled the spectator experience at the Squash and Hockey centre to be world class.

Phil is a keen sportsman who loves getting involved in his local community sports clubs who he supports in fundraising and volunteering. Phil loves ensuring everyone is reaching their potential in whatever they choose. he is looking forward to meeting and working with anyone and everyone from his regional areas. 

Family funds:

Family funds are a great way for families to fundraise for Muscular Dystrophy UK to keep our vital research moving forward. Family funds in this area are:

Branches and Fundraising Groups

Our branches and fundraising groups are all volunteers, many of which have been involved with Muscular Dystrophy UK for many years. Each of our branches and fundraising groups supports us in different ways, through fundraising, raising awareness, campaigning for the provision of better services, and supporting people in their communities affected by muscle-wasting conditions.

North Wales

Aberystwyth branch
Contact name: Ann Hughes
Contact number: 01974 202523

Porthmadog branch
Contact name: Rhian Roberts
Contact number: 07817 202586

Wrexham branch
Contact name: Kathleen Prince
Contact number: 01978 352198

South Wales

Penarth branch
Contact name: Liz or Nic Morgan
Contact number: 02920 711309
Contact email:

Cardiff and the Eastern Valleys Fundraising group
Contact name: Stephen or Anola Hiles
Contact number: 029 224 17967

South West England

Royal Forest of Dean branch
Contact name: Roger or Barbara Gilson
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Salisbury branch
Contact name: 
Contact number: 01722 331573
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Tavistock branch
Contact name: Alison Carreck
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Cornwall branch
Contact name: Alison Lenson
Contact number: 01637 880210

West Midlands

Kings Heath and Moseley Fundraising Group
Contact name: Marion Wilson
Contact number: 07738 886320
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Knowle and Dorridge branch
Contact name: Hazel Hopkins
Contact number: 0121 246 0924
Contact email:

Want to get involved? Sign up to be a volunteer fundraiser in your area