OUR SUPPORTED CHARITY
When we started, we supported an important new charity: the Financial Times charity, Financial Literacy and Inclusion Campaign (FLIC).
Financial literacy has been proven to increase social mobility and improve financial behaviour for individuals and communities. It’s the charity’s aim to democratise financial education by providing free and engaging content to those who need it most: young people, women, and disenfranchised groups including minority ethnic communities and migrants.
This resonates with our mission at Behind the Balance Sheet to provide useful education to investors at a sensible cost. We believe that the lack of proper education on finance in schools (a problem in the US as well as the UK) is scandalous. It’s the poorest in society who suffer the most from finance scams.
It is simple to explain the power of compound interest and why you should never borrow on your credit cards – any child can grasp and remember that. It will save them money and grief later.
After two years, we decided that we could do more good by switching to a different charity and we are delighted to be supporting Duchenne UK. This is a personal issue for Steve, who some years ago was struck by the injustice of an uncurable disease affecting children and by the courage and fortitude of one of the mums at school whose son was affected.
Duchenne UK is a charity set up by Emily Reuben and Alex Johnson in 2012 following both of their sons being diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Duchenne is a progressive condition diagnosed in childhood that causes all the muscles in the body to gradually and irreversibly weaken. There is currently no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, but there is hope.
Emily and Alex set up the charity to dramatically advance treatments and care for everyone affected by the disease. Duchenne UK is now at the forefront of this work in the UK.
Duchenne UK has tackled head on some of the big challenges in drug development in their search to accelerate the development of treatments. In 11 years, they have committed more than £18 million to vital work:
- Fund clinical trials of medicines that are now showing promise for Duchenne.
- Set up DMD Care UK, a national care programme for patients with Duchenne. The programme is establishing best practice across all the disciplines involved in Duchenne care, and works to ensure all medical professionals and parents know exactly what treatment children and adults with Duchenne need.
- Create a DMD medical research hub with hospital sites across the country, which has led to more trials for Duchenne treatments than ever before.
- Develop innovative technologies, the SMART Suit and Dream Chair, to support the independence of people with Duchenne.
Emily and Alex’s work continues, and they still need support to continue their ground-breaking, life-changing work. There are a range of ways that you or your company can help Duchenne UK. There’s the Duchenne Dash, a 24 hour cycle from London to Paris that’s taking place in May next year. You could take part, you and your friends or colleagues could take part as a team, or your company could sponsor it. You could take part in another event, from a marathon to a sky dive. Or you could design your own event, by yourself or with your company. Maybe Duchenne UK could be your company’s ‘Charity of the Year’!
Please play your part in helping to change the lives of people children and adults with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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