13 October 2011 Muscular Dystrophy Campaign wins Campaigning team of the year
The efforts of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign were recognised last night when the Campaigns Team were declared winners of the Charity Times Campaigning team of the year.
The recognition of the charity's hard work and commitment together with supporters' dedication to improve muscle services calls for celebration.
With over 1000 Muscle Group Members across the UK who join forces to campaign for better neuromuscular services, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign have now secured 31 NHS funded care advisors and continues to battle for specialist care and services that people with neuromusular condtions deserve.
Phillippa Farrant, whose son Dan has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, accepted the award on behalf of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign. She commented:
I believe that the success of this campaign shows what is possible when normal people, normal families join forces together. Campaigners are really just determined patients, mums, dads, partners, siblings and friends. There are hundreds of us who have played a part in making the NHS sit up and take notice on muscle-wasting disease care - whether it has been writing a letter to a local MP or standing up in parliament to tell our story. I feel proud to be fighting side by side with so many courageous, inspiring people.
Robert Meadowcroft, Chief Executive of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign, said:
This national recognition of the impact of the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign would not have been achieved without our inspirational members and supporters right across the country and their vital role in our campaigning successes over the last year. Just a year ago there were only 13 Care Advisors to provide essential health advice and emotional support to vulnerable families. There are now 31 NHS Care Advisors. This is a direct result of the sustained efforts and determination of all our campaigners.
The charity will continue to campaign to improve vital services for people with neuromuscular conditions. To find out more or to get involved please contact the Campaigns team.