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Help Support Short Lives Cant Wait By Signing The Letter To The Prime Minister

Together for Short Lives has launched their ‘Short Lives can’t wait’ campaign this evening and we are encouraging families in the Batten community to get involved. Seriously, ill children and their families are not getting the care they need, because…

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Joint Statement To The Global Batten Disease Community Regarding Update On Lexeo’s CLN2 Disease Gene Therapy Program

Dear Batten community, Over the past few years, Lexeo Therapeutics has been involved in developing an AAV-mediated gene therapy program for treating CLN2 Batten disease. However, additional funding and resources are required for further studies, and Lexeo is now looking…

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Invite Your MP To Child Trust Fund Westminster Hall Debate, Important Debate In Parliament Next Tuesday 19 March At 4.30pm

                 Update from Disabled Children’s PartnershipThe amazing parent campaigner Andrew Turner has secured a Westminster Hall debate on Child Trust Funds for disabled young people. This is happening next Tuesday 19th March at 4.30 pm.   The Westminster Hall debate will…

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Next Quarterly Town Hall Meeting

Dear Families,The BDFA Team and Trustees would like to invite you to our next quarterly Town Hall Meeting at 7pm on Wednesday 13th March.The purpose of the meeting is to provide families with an update from the team and to…

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Today, We Stand Together For Rare Disease Day! 29th February 2024

Let's raise awareness and support for those living with rare diseases. Every person battling a rare condition is a warrior, showing incredible strength, resilience, and determination in the face of unique challenges. Let's shine a spotlight on the importance of…

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NEXT DAD’S CHAT, Wednesday 28th February At 8pm

A chance to come together on Zoom with other dads from the BDFA community and have a chat.Led by trained Peer Befriender Andrew Dawkins and James Yarrow. If you are interested in joining the session or to find out more,…

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Theranexus Update For CLN3 Programme

Dear Families, You may be aware that there was a press release last week from Theranexus about the Batten-1 clinical trial for CLN3 (Theranexus_PR_Cash_Position_Dec_31_2023_VDEF.pdf). Beyond Batten have followed this up in an e-mail to their registered families and the BDFA…

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Taysha Gene Therapies Provides Update On Deprioritized Pipeline Programs

Joint Statement to the Global Batten Disease Community On Thursday, February 15, 2024, important news broke regarding CLN1 clinical research that global Batten disease patient advocacy groups wish to share with the Batten community. A patient with CLN1 disease was…

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International Epilepsy Day

It’s International Epilepsy Day - a day for coming together to raise awareness. Batten Disease is one of many rare and complex epilepsies affecting families in the UK. While everyone’s epilepsy journey is unique, we take many steps in common…

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Joint Statement To The Global Batten Disease Community Regarding The Future Of The CLN3 And CLN6 Gene Therapy Clinical Programs Led By Amicus Therapeutics

Dear Batten community, As many of you know, we have been awaiting further news regarding the future of the CLN3 and CLN6 gene therapy clinical programs led by Amicus Therapeutics. Today, we wish to share an important update relating to…

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