Help fund the fight against congenital myotonic dystrophy!
Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight Fund is a group of families determined to find a cure for their children and grandchildren, and to raise awareness of the rare condition of congenital myotonic dystrophy.
What is congenital myotonic dystrophy?
- Congenital means ‘at birth’. There are other forms of myotonic dystrophy, ‘congenital’ is the most severe form.
- Myotonic means ‘contraction of muscles’. Myotonia often presents itself in the hands, and is an inability to release grip, due to the contraction of the muscles.
- Dystrophy refers to the wastage of muscles.
A child with congenital myotonic dystrophy, or ‘CDM’ as it is also known, is often, but not always, diagnosed at birth or fairly soon after. They will likely have spent some time in neo-natal intensive care, with help with breathing and feeding.
Once discharged, the child is likely to have many appointments with different specialists, such as: speech and language, occupational therapy, sleep clinic, cardiology and most importantly a specialist neurologist.
Together we can make a difference
The fight fund wants to raise awareness of CDM so that vital funds for research can be raised to help find a cure. The aim of the fight fund is to raise £50,000 a year, for an initial 3 year period. This will go to Muscular Dystrophy UK, where it has been ring-fenced to provide funding to the CDM research programme.
So how can you help? Donating your spare foreign currency to the Congenital Muscular Dystrophy fight fund is a great way to help raise vital funds for fighting CDM.
Donate your leftover travel money to Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight Fund
Do you have a drawer or jam jar, filled with foreign coins, left over travel money from previous holidays? Would you consider donating that forgotten currency to help fund a good cause?
It's easy to donate your leftover holiday cash; Simply fill out our charity exchange form and send it along with your currency to our London office. We will exchange all currency, coins and notes, foreign and domestic, and donate the exchange value plus 5% extra to Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight Fund.
How much of my donation goes to Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight Fund?
We donate the complete exchange value plus 5% extra to Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight Fund. There are no fees, neither do we subtract any commission. You will receive a confirmation email, containing the amount donate. We will share this information with Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight Fund.
Which banknotes and coins can I donate?
You can donate any coins or notes, foreign or domestic. We will exchange whatever currency you send us and will donate the combined exchange value plus five percent extra to Congenital Myotonic Dystrophy Fight Fund.
We will exchange currencies listed on our exchangeable currencies page against the exchange rates shows.
All other banknotes and coins will be exchanged against their numismatic value, bullion value or scrap metal value, whichever is higher. It helps if you sort the currency before you send it. But if you are unable to sort your currency, don't worry. We will take care of the sorting and counting free of charge.