Charity of Choice

Beacons charity of choice is the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. We are currently setting out collection tins at various establishments, if you want to get involved then contact us!!

 

http://www.muscular-dystrophy.org/

 

 

What is muscular dystrophy?

 

  • Disease that weakens and wastes muscles
  • Affects all muscles in the body, from arms and legs to the heart and muscles that control the lungs
  • Causes disability and frequently leads to reduced life expectancy
  • Affects 70,000 people in the UK of all ages
  • Sixty different conditions that cause different symptoms and prognoses
  • Muscle wasting makes it hard for those affected to even the simplest of tasks
  • There is currently no cure

 

 

What your money funds

 

  • ££50 gives parents one hour with a specialist physiotherapist who can show them the valuable muscle-stretching techniques that could keep their child walking for longer.

 

  • £148 funds for one day the cost of our free phone Information Line so staff can provide vital support to families and healthcare professionals on a wide range of conditions and issues.

 

  • · £900 allows the Joseph Patrick Trust (JPT) to make a grant towards the cost of a child's powered wheelchair.

 

  • £1,875funds staff with specialist knowledge of muscle disease - including occupational therapy, support and expert medical advice - at one of our muscle centres for a week.

 

  • £2,000 covers the running costs of a muscle centre for a week, providing diagnosis and multi-disciplinary care.
 

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