Each year, our Board of Shareholders nominate a charity for our team to support.
Supporting local charities
This year, we have raised over £17,000 for Alex's Wish through a series of fundraising activities involving our staff, partners and affiliates.
This year, our nominated charity of the year 2019 is Alex's Wish. They are a midlands charity set-up to eradicate Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, an aggressive form of Muscular Dystrophy that affects 1 in every 3,500 boys and results in total paralysis.
Alex is a 12-year-old boy who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in 2010. It is ‘the biggest’ genetic childhood killer condition and the most lethal and common form of Muscular Dystrophy.
Duchenne is caused by a fault on the X chromosomal gene which results in a missing protein called dystrophin. Dystrophin acts as a shock absorber and without it muscles are damaged by everyday use. There is no cure and currently no treatments available, which is why it is Alex’s wish to cure Duchenne.
The charity's work involves increasing awareness and raising vital funds to help support life changing research for treatments. They have partnered with Duchenne UK in order to link up with other charities on a national scale.
Alex’s Wish are thrilled and delighted to be Scape Group's chosen charity for 2019. All money raised will be invested in potentially life-saving medical research to help bring about new and effective treatments for all boys living with Duchenne.
Alex's Wish - Co-Founder (Alex's mum)
Within the next 10 years Alex's Wish want to stop the devastating effects this condition has on the boys and young adults with Duchenne. They want to save lives.
They are working hard to achieve this with Duchenne UK – a UK-wide charity who is aligned to the same mission and values. Together, and with #TeamScape's support they will work with the leading scientists from around the world to bring viable new life-saving drugs to market.
With increased awareness and funding they hope to extend and improve the lives of all those affected by Duchenne and we are proud to support them on that journey.
How we are supporting Alex's Wish
Throughout the year we will raise funds for Alex's Wish through a variety of charity events, including the Scape Group Golf Day in June and the Charity Quiz in October, alongside other events to generate vital funds that will help the charity support even more boys.