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The Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis And  Education Project (2014 – 2017)

Click here to download the Paper This paper addresses some findings and experiences from the Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis and Education Project (2014 - 2017). Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis (JNCL) is also called CLN3 disease, Spielmeyer-Vogt Syndrome and Batten Disease.…

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Snowdon By Night – 9-10th June 2018

Do you want a different challenge?  Would you like to join us and see beautiful Snowdonia by moonlight and raise money for the BDFA at the same time? 9th-10th June 2018 Snowdonia National Park in North Wales is synonymous with…

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Genetic Alliance Survey On Insurance

Help us produce the insurance information you need! Accessing appropriate insurance can be a significant problem for many patients and families affected by genetic conditions. Patients and families affected by genetic conditions often find it difficult or impossible to access…

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Brineura – Update

Despite the hopeful news of a European licence for Brineura - the new and only treatment for children diagnosed with CLN2 (Late Infantile Batten disease) - NHS England has now denied access to this only hope for children and families…

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Starlight Ball 2017 – Thank You

On a beautiful June evening we were lucky enough to host our very first Starlight Ball.  It happened to be held on awareness day.  We were thrilled to see so many people support the BDFA and also have a fantastic time…

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Awareness Day 2017 – 9th June

On the 9th June, we would like to mark Batten Disease Awareness Day and we would love for you to help us turn the world orange! Without awareness our job of securing vital services for families and essential research into potential…

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Laboratory Open Day At The Royal Veterinary College

Please join us on Thursday 8th June (11.00 – 16.00) at the RVC, London, to find out more about the work of Dr Russell’s laboratory, including their work as part of the BATCure research project. Dr Russell has great expertise…

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Regulatory Approval In Europe And The USA For Brineura, First Treatment For CLN2 (Late Infantile Batten Disease)

The BDFA is delighted to announce that in the last week we have received very positive news from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the approval of Brineura as the first treatment…

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Talk To Your MP Before The General Election

Ahead of the General Election, Together for Short Lives have produced a paper for you to share with your local MPs highlighting the needs of children and families living with the impact of a life limiting conditions in the UK.…

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Ollie Meets His Hero, Ed Sheeran

Words from Ollie's Army Battling Against Battens We have the most incredible news to share with you all! Last night our little boy met his hero. Through the power of social media Ollie's story reached Ed Sherran. Ed and his team were…

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