The Eileen McCallum Trust is a voluntary organisation set up by families in Scotland who are affected by Duchenne muscular dystrophy to help others in a similar situation.
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy is a genetic muscle wasting disease that causes muscles to weaken over time, leading to increasingly severe disability. It is one of the most common forms of Muscular Dystrophy, usually affecting boys in early childhood, with many becoming dependent on a wheelchair by the age of 12.
The aim of trust is to provide financial support to families affected by DMD to ensure their sons have the equipment and care services they require for an improved quality of life. We want to make things better for these children by offering grants to help with equipment, downpayments on wheelchair accessible vehicles, small house adaptations etc
Being a voluntary organisation, all funds raised go directly towards those who require it, boys and young men who suffer from Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Funds raised enable The Eileen McCallum Trust to provide equipment such as the cough assist machine presented to Kings Cross Hospital in Dundee for use by boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.