Ex-Army dad set to take on the Great North Run 2019

Ex-Army dad set to take on the Great North Run 2019

Sam Middleton, an ex-infantry soldier, is set to take on the Great North Run this September. By running for MDUK, Sam is joining a #TeamOrange of 160 among 55,000 taking part in the world’s largest half-marathon. Sam decided to take on this challenge for MDUK as he was diagnosed with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) in 2012.

Scotland vs Middlesbrough PFC

Saturday 15 December marked a day in history and a huge step forward for Scottish Powerchair Football, as Scotland played their first game on the international stage. The newly formed National side faced Middlesbrough Powerchair Football Club in an exciting club vs country friendly fixture. The day began with an inspirational presentation from Scottish Football

Get involved in Powerchair football with a JPT grant

Harry Boddy, a keen Powerchair Football player from South Shields, recently received a grant from the Joseph Patrick Trust that will help him purchase a new Strike Force wheelchair and take part in the upcoming season starting this weekend. Powerchair Football is a sport that gives people with a high level of impairment access to

SimplyHealth Great North Run 2019

Join our Great North Run team! Every year, more than 55,000 runners come from across the globe to run the Great North Run, the world’s largest, most prestigious half-marathon. This iconic race has a hard to beat atmosphere, with thousands of people lining the streets to come along and support from the start in the heart […]

Great North Run 2018 – Good luck #TeamOrange!

The day is almost here!  All of the team here at Muscular Dystrophy UK would like to wish the best of luck and a huge thank you to all of the incredible runners who will be taking part in the Great North Run (GNR) this Sunday, 9 September. There will be 130 runners taking on

Ex-rugby player dad to tackle the Great North Run

Roy Fenner, Global Account Manager for the company GEFCO, is set to take on his first half-marathon, the Great North Run (GNR) in September. He’s doing it because his son Owen was diagnosed with a rare form muscular dystrophy, SEPN1 myopathy, when he was eight. Although physical activities are challenging, Owen is just like any other

Cognitive behavioural therapy could be beneficial for people with myotonic dystrophy

A landmark trial has shown that cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) can benefit people with myotonic dystrophy type 1. CBT is a type of psychological therapy, usually involving sessions with a trained therapist. It focuses on how your thoughts and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.

Three Peaks Challenge: Yorkshire 2019

Make every step count this next spring by joining #TeamOrange to complete one of the greatest outdoor challenges in the UK. Together we will ascend the three highest peaks in Yorkshire; Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. The aim of the challenge is to complete the 23-mile route in under 12 hours although it will not be […]

Here for hundreds of families

Since Muscular Dystrophy UK’s new Here for you – Clinic support team started working in clinics earlier this year, they have supported over 225 families across the UK. The team has been working closely with different neuromuscular centres around the country to help improve the support that individuals and families receive locally. The team has

George’s Make Today Count Story

“I decided to Make Today Count and support Muscular Dystrophy UK because my son George was diagnosed in August 2007 with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We heard about Muscular Dystrophy UK shortly afterwards and I have been fundraising for them ever since. In 2015 my wife Lilian and I set up a Family Fund called Georgie’s

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