The Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand Inc. (MDANZ) is a member-led organisation established by New Zealanders with lived experience of neuromuscular conditions.

We began in the late 1950’s as a support group for families affected by muscular dystrophy. Since then, we have broadened our scope to include many other neuromuscular conditions and have become a leading source of information and support to our community.


Bradley Jenkin Memorial Fund

The Bradley Jenkin Memorial Fund is open for applications for 2024! Round 1 closes on 31st January 2024.

In the past the fund has covered everything from vehicle modifications, computer gear & recumbent bikes to footpaths & driving lessons.

Be sure to check in with your Fieldworker to see how they can help with your application.

Head over to our website for all the details:…/bradley-jenkin-memorial-fund/


Congratulations to our member & former Executive Chairperson, Associate Professor Tristram Richard Ingham, who has been recognised in the New Year Honours 2024 list as an Officer for his services to the disability community.

Induction to Chancellor’s Circle

The Chancellor’s Circle recognises generous philanthropists who over the years have made important contributions to the University of Auckland, helping to shape its direction and achievements.

On Thursday 16th November 2023, The University of Auckland inducted the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Zealand into the Chancellor’s Circle. MDANZ was recognised as a member of the Sir Douglas Robb Society, which acknowledges cumulative giving ranging between $100,000 and $1 million.

Member Services Manager, Denise Ganley, accepted the honour on behalf of MDANZ.