Join us with your #Big60Challenge

Join us for the new and exciting Big 60 Challenge and help us to raise £60K! People living with muscle-wasting conditions have been hit particularly hard by the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s important, now more than ever, that we’re here to support them. With your help and by taking on your very own Big 60 Challenge, we can continue to be here for the years to come.

The #Big60Challenge is an event for everyone – no matter your age or ability, where you live or how much time you can commit, anyone can take part! Simply dream up a challenge of your choice based around the numbers 6 or 60, whether that’s reps, seconds, minutes or days. Do it YOUR way for MDUK and show the world just how much muscles matter.


Big 60 Challenge ideas

Stuck for challenge ideas? Don’t fret! We’ve got plenty. The options are quite literally endless. Here’s a few, but if you need more, click here.

If you would like a branded MDUK t-shirt to wear when you take on your Big 60 Challenge, please email the team at and we’ll get one out to you – free of charge!

How it works

Step 1

Get your creative cap on and choose your Big 60 Challenge

Step 2

Set up your JustGiving page by clicking ‘sign up for free’ now!

Step 3

Shout about it! Get your story out there on social and start raising those vital funds! Use the hashtag #Big60Challenge to feature on our social wall below!

Step 4

Last but not least, Do it your way for MDUK and complete your #Big60Challenge. Share images along the way and become a true #TeamOrange hero!


Come up with a personal fundraising challenge for yourself based around the number 60 or 6, whether that’s repetitions, seconds, minutes or days.


Sign up any time and for free by Tuesday 6th October.


Your Big 60 challenge can take place absolutely anywhere that it is safe to do so.

Your Big 60 Challenge will make a difference’


can help us to provide our printed alert cards free of charge to people living with muscle-wasting conditions, so that they can easily inform emergency health care professionals about specific issues relating to their condition.


could go towards laboratory expenses, which will help researchers understand more about muscle wasting conditions.


could support the costs for a PhD student for one week working on a MDUK funded research project into a muscle-wasting condition.

Meet our Big 60 challengers

Why 60?

For over 60 years we have funded world-class research and been here to support individuals and families living with over 60 rare muscle-wasting conditions. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit us hard and our supporters need us now more than ever. It’s important we’re here for future years and with your support, we can be.

About MDUK

We are the UK charity for the 70,000 children and adults living with a muscle-wasting condition in the UK. There is currently no cure and in many cases, it shortens lives. At Muscular Dystrophy UK we support and fund world-class research to drive the development of effective treatment and cures and provide vital support, services and opportunities to families and individuals living with a muscle-wasting condition to ensure they’re able to live well.

Our vision is to live in a world with effective treatments for all muscle-wasting conditions and no limitations in life for those affected.

We know that we can beat muscle-wasting conditions more quickly if we work together.


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