WHO ARE DUCHENNE UK?
Started by families affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), Duchenne UK has one clear aim – to end Duchenne.
DMD is a devastating muscle-wasting disease. It is the most common and severe form of muscular dystrophy. Usually diagnosed in early childhood, it mainly affects boys.
As the leading DMD charity in the UK, we’re going further to find effective treatments for DMD to end its devastating impact. We’re doing it faster, too, by accelerating access to these treatments and therapies for this generation of patients.
And we’re here to support every family affected and ensure that they receive the best possible care.
Together, we will end Duchenne.
+5 4 DUCHENNE UK
We’d love your support of our charity match partnership for The Showdown 2 in association with City Index.
We’d encourage all ticket purchasers to +£5 to your ticket to donate to Duchenne UK, or alternatively, donate 5 minutes of your time to hear more about this fantastic charity.
DONATE £5 TO ENTER OUR FREE PRIZE DRAW TO WIN…
An incredible money-can’t-buy prize, donated by our good friends at StoneX!
A trip for two people to a Saracens European away game during the 2022-23 season, including return flights with the Saracens squad, staff and guests, one night’s hotel accommodation, evening dinner and pre-match lunch with senior Saracens staff and guests, and two tickets to the game.
HOW TO ENTER:
- Make your £5 donation via our online donation link here
- Alternatively, enter for free via the online prize draw form at the bottom of this page
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With thanks to our lead partners, StoneX.
DUCHENNE UK X SARACENS: PARTNERSHIP
Saracens have selected Duchenne UK as our match day charity partner for The Showdown 2 in association with City Index.
Alongside our ongoing commitment to Saracens Foundation, we will focus our efforts on raising awareness and fundraising to help find improved treatments and ultimately a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD).
Duchenne UK and founding partner charity Joining Jack have a long-standing relationship with Saracens. Owen Farrell has supported the charity personally through his relationship with co-founder of Duchenne UK and family friends, Andy and Alex Johnson and their son Jack, who has DMD.
Farrell’s iconic celebration sees him create the ‘JJ’ salute, hooking his forefingers to make the initials of Joining Jack – the charity set up by the Johnsons to raise funds for research into DMD.
Now merged to form Duchenne UK, the charity has raised over £15m since launching in 2012 and is making huge inroads to finding treatments, but Duchenne UK still needs support to bring an end to Duchenne.