Herts-based family charity, the Muscle Help Foundation(MHF), is thrilled to have been chosen as one of the final 5 shortlisted charities in the Anglia West region to win £50,000 of lottery funding from The People’s Projects, in partnership with Big Lottery Fund and ITV.

MHF is an award-winning charity that delivers transformational, highly personalised experiences in the UK, called ‘Muscle Dreams’, for children and young people with Muscular Dystrophy (MD) and allied neuromuscular conditions. The charity aims to deliver 657 Muscle Dreams, that’s one life-changing experience for each muscle in the human body. So far, 208 have been fulfilled for some incredibly deserving young people. Tragically, 3 of MHF’s beneficiaries under the age of 18 died in 2015 due to this muscle wasting disease.

The People’s Projects, in partnership with the Big Lottery Fund and ITV, will be screening a 2 and ½ minute film clip about each of the 5 shortlisted charities after the evening news on ITV in the Anglia West region, in the week commencing Monday 29th February. The film clip about the Muscle Help Foundation will be broadcast on the early evening news between 6pm and 6.30pm on Friday 4th March.

The public will be encouraged to vote for the charity that they think best deserves to receive the £50,000. Voting closes on 13th March and MHC need your votes!

To watch the film online and vote for the Muscle Help Foundation, click HERE, click ‘Select this project’ and vote for the Muscle Help Foundation’s project, entitled ‘Inspiring hearts, engaging minds’. That’s all there is to it!

If MHF wins, the charity pledges to use the money to deliver more Muscle Dreams and help young adults with Muscular Dystrophy explore a pathway to the world of work. The Muscle Help Foundation is urging supporters, donors, volunteers, past beneficiaries and families, partners and anyone that knows of the charity to vote online, but also to encourage their friends and colleagues to do the same.

PLEASE VOTE FOR THE MUSCLE HELP FOUNDATION and please also spread the word to all of your friends! Never mind The ‘X Factor’ … The ‘MHF-Factor’ is where it’s at! Thank you!

For more info or for a comment from MHF’s CEO Michael McGrath, please contact Lydia Drukarz at Wavelength PR on: 07977 454180 or email: Lydia@wavelengthpr.com