Transforming Lives is a charitable foundation set up by Mike and Catriona Marshall to help transform the lives of people who most need it.  The foundation is responsible for organising the unique Cheshire Dash for Duchenne UK. 
Our registered charity number in England is 1158447.


Our foundation supports a number of different charities and people.  Here are just a few that we would like to share with you...

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Duchenne UK

This is a charity very close to our hearts.  Their vision is to fund and accelerate treatments and a cure for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).  DMD is a devastating muscle wasting disease and is the most common genetic killer of children worldwide.  The aim is to eradicate it in 10 years.  We have held two cycling events in aid of Duchenne UK called the Cheshire Dash in 2018 and 2019 with over £230k raised.  

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Brainwave is a charity that exists to help children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve greater independence by aiming to improve mobility, communication skills and learning potential through a range of educational and physical therapies, and the children we work with have a range of conditions including: autism, brain injuries such as cerebral palsy and genetic disorders such as Down's syndrome. Our therapists, who are drawn from the mainstream fields of physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and educational therapy, work with the family to devise a unique programme, specifically designed to suit their child’s needs, which will help and encourage them to unlock their child’s potential.

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hugs for noah

Noah Wall was born in March 2012 with severe Spina Bifida, hydrocephalus and just 2% of his brain. A ‘do not resuscitate’ order was put in place by doctors and his parents were told he was unlikely to survive. Noah’s family prepared for the worst, planning his funeral in case he didn’t make it. This meant they’d all be able to spend their precious few moments together as a family, rather than making preparations should the worst happen.

A few years later, Noah’s brain has continued to develop beyond all expectation expanding to approximately 80%. He gets around no problem in his Da Vinci wheelchair and has an ever expanding vocabulary! He loves to play games and go on adventures, and he’ll have amazing conversations with the people he meets out and about. Noah has amazed medics and defied doctors’ predictions by growing into a happy, chatty little boy.


Onside youth zone

This charity has one simple aim, to build a network of 21st Century Youth Zones designed to give young people aged 8-19, or up to 25 for those with a disability, somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to - occupying their bodies and minds with engaging activities, helping them develop new skills and socialise in a safe, positive and accessible environment.  More than 38,000 members make around 500,000 visits to OnSide Youth Zone's every year, attracting young people from the most disadvantaged communities.