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Corporate Partnerships

We are incredibly proud to work with a fantastic range of companies and are hugely grateful for their support. Corporate partnerships are mutually beneficial arrangements that deliver many benefits for everyone involved – whatever the type of relationship and activities we engage in together. 

Why partner with Muscular Dystrophy UK?

Perhaps you or a colleague knows someone with a muscle wasting or weakening condition. Or maybe you heard about us at an event and wanted a fun and rewarding way to get more involved. We are always on the lookout for people and organisations who connect with our purpose and share our passion.  

Our corporate partners have a unique opportunity to join a huge community committed to funding groundbreaking research for muscle wasting conditions. Your staff can also take part in a whole host of awareness, campaigning and fundraising activities to provide life changing support and advice for people and families to live better lives now. 

Become a corporate partner

We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations. So, whatever your size, our corporate partners play an invaluable role in supporting our work. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.

Partner with us and your employees will benefit from

  • A powerful brand association with the UK’s leading charity for over 60 muscle wasting conditions 
  • Lots of opportunities to engage and inspire your employees and stakeholders with fundraising, volunteering and awareness raising activities  
  • A fantastic way to make a meaningful social impact in the communities near you 
  • Access to our programme of events across the UK with lots of corporate hospitality opportunities  
  • A dedicated and experienced partnerships team, providing bespoke account management and support – including experience with multisite companies 
  • Support from our local team members and the chance to engage with our ambassadors 

How to get involved

Sponsor an event

Event sponsorship helps increase your brand awareness, create positive brand associations and reach new audiences in a meaningful way.  From charity walks and runs to gala dinners and corporate challenges, our events offer a wide range of sponsorship opportunities designed to suit different budgets, objectives and commitment levels. 

Marchmont MDUK Football 5-a-side Tournament

We partner with Marchmont to host an annual 5-a-side football tournament in support of Muscular Dystrophy UK. 

Microscope Ball

Our annual gala is attended by over 700 leading members of the property and development industry.

Bidwells Town and Gown 10K race series

The Town and Gown 10k is our flagship running event, held annually in Oxford and Cambridge. Both races are sponsored by Bidwells.

Charity of the Year

Making Muscular Dystrophy UK your company’s Charity of the Year is a fantastic way to meaningfully engage your staff all year round. Whether it’s organising team challenges, hosting bake sales or participating in sponsored events, we’ll provide the support and advice you need to make every event a success. 

We’ll be with you every step of the way, involving and galvanising your staff, helping meet your objectives and increasing your brand awareness. Most importantly, we’ll be working together to deliver real, tangible social impact for people with muscle wasting conditions.   

Whether you’re a small start-up or a large multinational, we understand that every company will do things differently.  Our expert team will find opportunities that are right for you.

Workplace fundraising

We will support you to create your very own unique fundraiser – tailored to what you love and dedicated to providing vital research and support for people with muscular dystrophy.  

We’ve also got bags of ideas to get you started. It might be a dress-down day with our Go Bright campaign, a charity auction, teambuilding exercise, themed event or challenge, like our Pedal Paddle Peak series. You could even create an in-work competition to see who raises the most funds! 

There are countless creative ways to raise funds while having fun with your colleagues. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, providing fundraising materials, guidance, and resources to ensure your event is a success.  

One off events

You can support a member of staff to do a one-off individual challenge of their choosing and match every pound they make. Matched giving is a great way to inspire your team – and corporate matched donations are eligible for tax relief.  

In 2021, we held another type of one-off event, designed and hosted by one of our vice presidents, Frances Carey, and sponsored by corporate partners Octagon and Windsor Homes. With over 200 guests, the Spring Ball became a brilliant example of people and organisations coming together to raise money for groundbreaking research and life changing support.

Become a corporate partner

We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations. So, whatever your size, our corporate partners play an invaluable role in supporting our work. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.

Meet our current corporate partners

CeX

CeX has been a retail partner of Muscular Dystrophy UK for many years. They raise funds through staff and public donations at points of sale in-store and via their customer tradein scheme. Our long-lasting partnership with CeX has also seen the creation of new fundraising challenges arising from our shared interests and values. For example, Game On, where the longer you play your favorite game, the more money you raise.  

Bidwells

Bidwells estate agents support our flagship running event, the Town and Gown 10k, held annually in Oxford and Cambridge. Bidwells staff also support us through employee fundraising and volunteering, ensuring every event succeeds in raising vital funds and awareness. 

DC Merrett

Waste Service provider DC Merrett runs a range of activities in partnership with us. Staff take part in teambuilding events and donate their time and money to help fund research and support for people with muscle wasting and weakening conditions.  

Airnow Technology

The team at Airnow Technology support our community in an ongoing partnership. They also sponsor our < President’s Awards>, which celebrate the fantastic strength and diversity of our muscle wasting community.

Nuture Landscapes

One of our newest corporate partners, Nurture Landscapes, began supporting us in association with our garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2024. We’re excited about looking forward to a long and fruitful partnership together.  

Become a corporate partner

We rely almost entirely on voluntary donations. So, whatever your size, our corporate partners play an invaluable role in supporting our work. If you’re interested, we’d love to hear from you.