Supporters who have pledged a Gift in their Will to Muscular Dystrophy UK were invited to visit the research lab at Royal Holloway University to see firsthand how the charity is investing in research.
As part of our very first annual Gifts in Wills Week, the event was for supporters who had let us know they had pledged to leave a gift to the charity in their Will. Supporters were given a tour of the laboratory where Professor George Dickson and Dr Linda Popplewell and their team carry out their research into gene therapy for muscle-wasting conditions.
There were presentations by Professor Dickson, who has studied gene therapy for over 20 years, and Dr Linda Popplewell, who is in the last year of her five-year MDUK-funded Lectureship. Supporters also got to try out some of the equipment in the lab and speak to the team of researchers working there.
Research like this is only possible thanks to your support. Thirty percent of our income comes from Gifts in Wills and without them, the important research we’ve started into potential treatments and cures would not get finished.