Our President’s Awards

We’re delighted to reveal the winners of the Muscular Dystrophy UK President’s Awards in association with Airnow Technology Ltd.  

The ceremony hosted by our President, Gabby Logan MBE, took place on Monday 19 February, at the Salesforce Tower in the heart of the City of London, seeing the return of an in-person event since the pandemic. 

The awards recognise heroes within the muscle wasting and weakening community who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference.  

There were six awards in total, recognising success in fundraising, caring, volunteering, community engagement and research, as well as an outstanding achievement award. 

Meet our winners  

Early Career Scientist of the Year   

Winner - Meredith James 

Highly commended - Valeria Di Leo  

Alexander and Valerie Patrick Award for Carer of the Year   

Winner - William Jackson 

Highly commended - Caroline Leigh  

Richard Attenborough Award for Outstanding Achievement  

Winner - Professor Francesco Muntoni 

Highly commended - Ann Hughes and Louise Halling 

Volunteer of the Year  

Winner - Amanda Hayes 

Highly commended - Sid Keyte  

Peter and Nancy Andrews Community Achievement Award  

Winner - Bryan Gould  

Highly commended - Cerys Davage and Jason Croucher  

Fundraiser of the Year 

Winner - Jed Thirkettle 

Highly commended - Andy Davies and David Salt 

A cause for celebration  

A huge congratulations to all our winners, those highly commended, our award sponsor and Salesforce.   


Gabby Logan said:

“It’s always such a pleasure hosting the Muscular Dystrophy UK President’s Awards, which celebrates the strength and diversity of our fantastic muscle wasting and weakening community. We’re consistently blown away by the dedication and selflessness of people. The awards recognise those outstanding people doing remarkable things to help make a difference. Congratulations to all of our winners.” 


Our Chief Executive, Catherine Woodhead said:

“Congratulations to everyone for winning one of Muscular Dystrophy UK President’s Awards. We received lots of strong nominations – making the judging process harder than ever. Our deepest thanks to our President, Gabby Logan, for presenting the awards to our worthy winners at the fantastic event. It was a beautiful evening and lovely to be able to recognise people who give their all to making a difference for those living with a muscle wasting and weakening condition.” 


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