The Tavistock Branch of the  Muscular Dystrophy Campaign

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About Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular Dystrophy (MD) is a neuromuscular disorder, a progressive, muscle wasting disease which can affect any race and all ages, from babies to adults. The disorder is usually inherited, but can also appear "out of the blue". As yet there is no cure.

The majority of youngsters whom Tavistock Branch helps have a particularly severe form of MD - Duchenne MD - which usually affects boys. As a result they have a short life expectancy, sadly usually dying in their late teens / early twenties.

Find out more about Muscular Dystrophy and the work of the Musucular Dystrophy Campaign at its website - www.muscular-dystrophy.org

Find out more about the Tavistock Branch Respite Holiday here.


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Annual Events
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Tavistock MD Party
We hold a party each year -
usually in January. This is a great
chance for our MD members to
meet and thank our wonderful
supporters - and to have a good,
fun time together!
If you would like to come along
and meet the group,
please contact us.

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Each year we hold a
Collection Week
to raise funds for the
national Muscular Dystrophy
Campaign. This usually takes
place in June and we are always
looking for more volunteers to
help collect - either through
our house-to-house collection or
for an hour in town on Flag Day.
Please contact us if you
are able to help.
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