The charity was first known as ‘pole2pole’ before being later renamed The Muscular Help Foundation and then finally The Muscle Help Foundation. The Founders are Michael McGrath and Miles Peckham. Click here to learn more about our team and our current Trustee Board.
The charity delivers transformational experiences in the UK called Muscle Dreams for children and young people with the muscle wasting disease, Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and allied neuromuscular conditions.
Today, the Muscle Help Foundation is a small, niche multi-award winning family charity with national reach. It has a singular focus to deliver 657 Muscle Dreams, that’s one life-changing experience for every muscle in the human body. Anchored at the heart of the charity is a unique initiative designed to allow anyone to quickly grasp, support and champion our work – learn more about the #powerof657 and how you can get involved.
As of April 2017, the charity has delivered 249 Muscle Dream experiences – it’s impact is being felt across the UK by beneficiaries, families, their friends and the wider community including schools. In addition, MHF has over several years established partnerships with other muscular dystrophy charities such as Spinal Muscular Atrophy Support UK and Duchenne Family Support Group (DFSG) as well as strong links and relationships with many hospices across the country. MHF is an active member of Together for Short Lives, a leading UK charity for children with life-threatening & life-limiting conditions.