Two new Trustees join the Board at Alex’s Wish.

April 12, 2024 10:22 am

We are so pleased to announce that we have successfully appointed two new Trustees to join our Board.

Dr Aishah Iqbal and William Hazlerigg join their fellow Trustees from the 1st of April.

William Hazlerigg is a passionate entrepreneur that has founded, scaled, and grown a number of different businesses.  “My portfolio of interests spans finance to arts, culture and festivals with an underlying passion for sustainability and the environment. I have been drawn to help Alex’s Wish after being blown away by the passion and determination of Emma and the team. I whole heartedly believe in what they are trying to achieve and can see that they are on course to change the game when it comes to Duchenne.”

Dr Aishah Iqbal is a paediatric doctor and health coach supporting women to make lifestyle shifts to support their health goals.  “Alex’s Wish is an amazing charity! The mission of Alex’s Wish to support new treatments and supporting those with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy to live a fulfilling life is one that I am excited to be joining. Every child and young person deserve to have a life they can enjoy, regardless of their diagnosis. It’s a pleasure to join the board of trustees of a charity that puts this at the heart of the work they do.”

Emma Hallam, Charity Founder and CEO of Alex’s Wish commented on the new appointments saying, “Our trustees board are a huge asset to our team at Alex’s Wish, and we are incredibly grateful to both William and Aishah for joining our board.  They both bring a wealth of experience and skills in addition to what our existing trustees board provides. William has a wealth of event management expertise and Aishah has a medical background of working in the NHS.  We are very much look forward to working with them over the coming months and years.”

“As a charity, our focus remains on improving the lives of everyone affected by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Since we launched in late 2012, we have raised over £2.1M.  We continue to invest in early-stage medical research, clinical trials to help bring effective treatments to market, new technologies including an exoskeleton suit designed to help boys who have lost their ability to use their arms, and the DREAM Wheelchair. We also help fund clinical posts to increase clinical trial capacity in the UK as well as projects that improve care standards in the UK. We are proud charity partners to Duchenne UK – a charity run by two mums who have children living with Duchenne.  Both charities collaborate to fund the best projects available, and we share our mission to conquer Duchenne for all.”

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