The Duchenne Forum

In addition to our funding decisions, we have also begun working closely with a number of other Duchenne charities in the hope that we can all reach our common goal that bit sooner.

The collaboration established between Joining Jack and The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Alex's Wish, The Duchenne Children's Trust, The Duchenne Research Fund, and Harrison's Fund - called the Duchenne Forum - will accelerate progress in the search for effective treatments and eventually cures. The partnership is supporting seven pioneering Duchenne research projects, to which it will commit £840,000 over the next four years.

Chief Executive at the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, Robert Meadowcroft, commented: "The Duchenne Forum is a great example of effective charity collaboration. By funding together we have been able to make a larger investment to move promising therapies forward with greater speed, avoid duplication and keep costs to a minimum. The Duchenne Forum is a really positive step forward in charitable funding for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research, and should be encouraging news for the thousands of families who loyally support our six charities in the hope of beating this devastating condition."