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Fighting mito,
finding hope.

Donate to The Lily Foundation

Thank you for choosing to donate to The Lily Foundation, and for being part of our community. Without your support, we couldn’t do what we do to fight mitochondrial disease.

Every other day in the UK, a baby is born who may develop mito. There are currently no effective treatments, and no cure, for this complex and life-limiting disease.

We are leading efforts to change this. Our long-term mission is to find effective treatments and a cure for mitochondrial disease. We fund pioneering research to that end, whilst also supporting patients and families affected by mitochondrial disorders and raising awareness of them.

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Donate through JustGiving to help The Lily Foundation fight mitochondrial disease and find hope for patients and their families.

Your support will help fund world-leading research

Lily-funded research is unlocking the secrets of our mitochondria and moving us in the right direction for making breakthroughs possible, and ultimately finding treatments and an eventual cure for mitochondrial disease. We currently fund dedicated Lily researchers as well as a variety of research projects. You can find out more about the research we currently fund.

We’re proud to be the largest charitable funder of mitochondrial research in Europe, but we rely entirely on public donations to make that possible. By making a donation, you’ll be helping us to keep advancing the search for life-improving treatments and an eventual cure.

Mitochondrial dysfunction has been identified as a key factor in other, more common, diseases including dementia, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and cancer. So the research studies and clinical trials we fund stand to benefit not only those with mitochondrial disease, but potentially millions of others too.

That’s why, despite being a little-known disease, mito could be the key to one of the most important medical breakthroughs of our time.

Your support will provide life-changing care

As well as driving research, we provide a range of specialist support services for those affected by mitochondrial disease, including patients, their families and carers, so they don’t have to cope with this devastating condition alone. By supporting us, you help us keep up this vital work.

From private Facebook groups to in-person support weekends where affected patients and families can get together, relax and share stories; from financial advice to a grant scheme that helps patients with specialist equipment or respite breaks; from access to medical registries to a unique community that’s welcoming and safe; these are just some of the ways your donation can help.

Your support will help educate and raise awareness

Educating about mitochondrial disease, and raising awareness, helps drive research, improves detection and diagnosis, and ensures those affected get the support they need as soon as they need it. Help us put mito on the map!

Every penny you can spare for our charity, whether that’s £5, £10 or any other amount, will go towards raising awareness of the disease and funding the pioneering research that’s needed in order to discover treatments and a cure for it, as well as supporting children and adults affected by the disease as they navigate their mito journeys.

Thank you for making a difference x

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