Help us Raise Funds!
Fundraise for us
We are able to run the MDS UK Patient Support Group thanks to donations from individuals and businesses, fundraising events and grants from pharmaceutical companies – as well as memorial donations from families who sadly lost a loved one to MDS.
MDS UK does not currently receive any other types of grants or assistance from Government or Trusts.
If you'd like to fundraise for us, please contact our Fundraising Officer Jan email@example.com.
Knit for MDS UK!
Cycle solo for MDS UK
Organize a Charity Bake off
We aim to ensure that all patients and families receive the attention and information they need during those particularly difficult times – straight after diagnosis, at treatment changes, time of transplant or progression of the condition.
Thanks to the donations and legacies received to date, MDS UK will be in a position to fund aspects of research in MDS – in addition to the essential support services we have been providing to patients and families since 2009.
As part of our recently revised funding strategy, MDS UK commissions and participates in research projects relating to MDS, as well as initiates, supports and participates in research which is likely to assist in the understanding and treatment of MDS.
Campaigns and advocacy are of particular importance when it comes to ensuring that a drug is recommended for use in the NHS (the cost effectiveness process). Without the patient voice and support group contributions, some drugs would either not be recommended, or take a lot longer to be recommended.
Thank you for all your efforts, support, encouragement and confidence in all we do, for and with patients and their families.
We have some wonderful people, patients, families and companies who raise funds in many different, amazing, simple or courageous ways.
MDS UK are very proud to operate a charity that is happily diverse in terms of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, ethnicity and citizenship.
We believe that having an environment where everyone, from any background, can do their best is the absolute right thing to do.
We want all of our employees, partners, volunteers, remote workers, committee members, fundraisers and patients to feel valued, appreciated, and free to be who they are when dealing with MDS UK.
Other Ways to Give
We also have many families who sadly lost a loved one to MDS and kindly contribute to a memorial fund in their name.
If you wish to help in this way, or wish to set up a legacy, please contact Jan Edwards (Fundraising Officer) on fundraising@
Shop and Give without even noticing it: Give as you Live
If you use the internet to buy goods, hotels, travel or services online, please consider using this scheme, which allows you to pick your favourite cause and raise funds at no cost to you!
MDS UK is registered on Give as you Live. All you need to do is to register and then shop online as you would normally do.
Please forward to friends and family. Thank you for your on-going support.
We are utterly grateful to all of you who are helping the cause of MDS
We need funds to offer patients these services free of charge:
MDS UK is a young organisation, formally set-up in 2009
We want to sustain this level of assistance to patients in the future and also make sure we achieve continuous financial stability for the group.
Our aim in the long-term is to increase our fundraising for Quality of Life research projects, Clinical Nurse Specialist posts or projects, Counselor posts. We are also connected to the UK MDS Forum, led by Prof Mufti and aim to assist this group with funding as soon as we are able.
We need funds to cover the running costs of the organisation, namely, 2 employees, funding of travel costs to conferences and meetings, where we represent the needs of UK MDS patients, and general running costs of an office (computers, printers, stationary, telephone, internet). Fortunately, our office space is free of charge. We are grateful to our Patron Prof Mufti at KCH to let us have use of those offices for MDS UK work.
We do keep costs as low as possible. We have 10 further members on our committee – all working on a voluntary basis – most of them patients themselves. We also have one volunteer assisting with admin work 1 day/week. But we desperately need funds now and in the future to keep going in the long-term.
Raising funds = Raising awareness of MDS
Please help by talking about MDS and MDS UK amongst friends, families, colleagues - every type of contribution helps.