The Duchenne Family Support Group (DFSG) exists to provide support for families with children diagnosed as having Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).

The DFSG is a national charity run by families for families affected by DMD. It provides a positive national support network of parents, their families and professionals.

The DFSG helps bring families together for mutual support, sharing of information and experience, and social activities and has been doing so since 1987.


Holidays and Special Events

Brandenberg Choral Festival Series

Brandenberg Choral Festival Series

This concert in the Brandenberg Choral Festival Series to be held at Temple Church Temple, London EC4Y 7BB on Tuesday 21 October 7pm. This concert will raise funds for DFSG, For tickets, email info@dfsg.org.uk or phone 07512 191348

Le Fosso Trip 2014 in Brittany

Le Fosso Trip 2014 in Brittany

Eight families are off to Le Fosso, near the city of Rennes in Brittany to enjoy a few days of relaxation and activities during the half term week in May

Remembrance Weekend in Lincoln - 2-3 August 2014

Remembrance Weekend in Lincoln - 2-3 August 2014

We are planning to hold the next Remembrance Weekend in Lincoln on 2nd & 3rd August 2014 If you are interested in joining us for this weekend please contact us on 0800 121 4518 - info@dfsg.org.uk

Recent News, Articles and Conferences

The SKIP-NMD research project

The SKIP-NMD research project

The SKIP-NMD research project started in November 2012 with the award of an EU grant. The project brought together a consortium of researchers, clinicians and companies from across the field to develop and test a new molecular patch for exon 53 of the dystrophin gene. More...

TV show wants to take families to a Villa

TV show wants to take families to a Villa

Interested in a free holiday for all the family? TV production company TwoFour, makers of Educating Yorkshire and The Hotel Inspector are looking to take families to a beautiful Villa for a new and exciting show in the sun! APPLY NOW - tvfamilyholiday@twofour.co.uk.

DFSG supports the DMD Registry

DFSG supports the DMD Registry

The UK Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Registry was established by Action Duchenne Ltd (formerly Parent Project UK Ltd) with a Registry Manager appointed and administered by a Curator.

Call for neonatal screening for Duchenne

Call for neonatal screening for Duchenne

With the licensing of Translarna (ataluren) the first ever drug to combat Duchenne muscular dystrophy there is growing pressure for the establishment of a neonatal screening programme for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

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