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Katie’s Fundraising Story

Katie’s Fundraising Story My family has recently found out devastating news that my amazing nephew has a terminal disease, CLN6 Battens disease, which will progressively take his vision, motor and neurological functions and we have until possibly early teens with…

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HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET? ‘13 In Whatever Way To Raise 13k For Awareness Day

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET???? ‘13 in whatever way to raise 13k for Awareness Day ’We have launched an exciting fundraising event for Awareness Day to raise much-needed funds for the BDFA. It is an event that we hope the…

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International Batten Disease Awareness Day News 2021

The BDFA team recently had a meeting to plan events around this year’s Awareness Day! The following are ideas that we came up with and we hope that as many of our families as possible will join in with them.…

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National Day Of Reflection 2021

National Day of Reflection 2021 On this national day of reflection, one year since the first lockdown began on 23rd March 2020, we are remembering all those have been bereaved whatever the cause, especially those within our own batten community.…

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NEW BDFA CHAIR

We are delighted to announce that Dr Zlatko Sisic has become the new BDFA Chair. Zlatko has joined the Board of BDFA as the Medical and Scientific Lead in February 2020. He graduated from the Medical School in Belgrade in…

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BDFA News Bulletin February 2021

We are delighted to share our news bulletin, the first for some time, with you. We are very excited about our new partnership with the Maypole Project. The Maypole project has been running our Sibling Sanctuary and we are pleased…

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New Head Of Fundraising, Welcome Liz Brownnutt

The BDFA team is delighted to announce that Liz Brownnutt, our new Head of Fundraising starts today. This is a key appointment as the charity moves to diversify its income and build a sustainable future, offering the very best we…

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The Amber Trust Launches Major New Music Service, With Music In Mind In Association With The Amber Trust

With Music in Mind by Amber Trust Monday 16 November 4-5pm With Music in Mind is The Amber Trust's pioneering new music service for families who have a visually impaired child with neurodegenerative disease, such as Batten disease. This webinar…

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Notice Of Annual General Meeting Of The Batten Disease Family Association 2020

Notice of Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family AssociationNOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Batten Disease Family Association will be held virtually via Zoom,at 1pm on Saturday 21st November 2020.We are hoping to…

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Save Our Children’s Sight Campaign- Children With CLN2 Batten Disease On Brineura

Following on from yesterday’s announcement about the restarting of our research function, the BDFA is pleased to announce our collaboration with a group of families who have children with CLN2 and are accessing enzyme replacement therapy (ERT). This campaign is…

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BDFA RESEARCH ANNOUNCEMENT

We are writing to announce our intent to restart research activities funded by the BDFA, in collaboration with families. As you know, we had to pause this. Research is a key commitment in our plans and we are excited to be…

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