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Urgent Family Grant Scheme To Support Families With The Challenges Faced Due To Covid-19

** Some brighter news ** The board of the BDFA is pleased to announce an urgent family grant scheme to support families with the challenges faced due to Covid-19.   We have a designated pot of £10,000 to give out…

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Cancellation Of AGM On 25th April 2020

Cancellation of AGM on 25th April 2020 Dear all, It is with great regret that we, the BDFA, have had to make the disappointing decision to cancel our AGM in April. We hope that you understand, in line with organisations…

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The LSD Collaborative And Partners Webinar About Covid-19

The LSD collaborative and partners have organised a Webinar about Covid-19 and all families are invited to attend. Monday 23rd March, 11-12pm Questions need to be submitted in advance. We understand it's an incredibly stressful time for you all. Please…

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BDFA AGM News!

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family Association NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family Association will be held on Saturday 25th April 2020 12pm in the Davies Room The…

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CEO Announcement

BDFA CEO APPOINTMENT The Board of Trustees of the BDFA is very pleased to announce the appointment of Amanda Mortensen as the BDFA’s new Chief Executive. As many of you know, Amanda has served as a trustee and then as…

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Christmas Break

The BDFA office will be closed from 23 Dec returning on 6 Jan 2020 for the Christmas break. Thank you for all your support over the past year, it is very much appreciated. Everyone at the BDFA wishes you a…

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Dear All This is my last blog as CEO of the BDFA. It has been 19 months since I joined and my contract is ending. As I write, I have two quotes going through my mind as they have been…

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Juvenile CLN3 Disease Outreach Service (juvenile Batten Disease)

Building on the wealth of experience at their world-leading specialist residential service, Heather House, SeeAbility have launched a unique outreach service across the UK, available to all families, professionals and caregivers supporting someone with juvenile Batten disease (CLN3). Sarah Kenrick is the Outreach Liaison Nurse…

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LSD Collaborative Manifesto

As you may know, the Batten Disease Family Association is a member of the LSD Collaborative. The LSD Collaborative is a group of charities and patient organisations that support patients with Lysosomal Storage Disorders (LSD). This group works together on…

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JNCL And Education Book

We are delighted to have limited stock available of the Erasmus+ funded book on CLN3 and education. It has 34 chapters on a wide range of topics including: Perspectives on education and training Planning education, assessment and intervention for students…

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