The Alan Davidson Foundation is a UK registered charity. The Foundation supports a wide range of causes. There is a strong focus on MND research as well as architecture, care, and communications initiatives that benefit those with disabling neurological conditions.
Founded and led by architect Alan Davidson, the Foundation benefits from his experience of MND and his passions for architecture and technology.
Alan is the founder of London based architecture visualisation studio Hayes Davidson, one of the early pioneers of architectural computer graphics (CGI). He was diagnosed with MND in 2012.
MND, Motor Neurone Disease is a terminal condition that currently has no cure. It progressively damages the nervous system, leading to muscle wasting. As damage progresses, the condition becomes more debilitating.
Communicating, swallowing and breathing become difficult and eventually a person with MND may be unable to move and become 'locked in'. MND is more often referred to as 'ALS' outside of the UK.
Alan is committed to helping people with MND and associated neurological conditions by supporting initiatives that improve their lives through better care and support, and funding research work to find a cure for MND.
The Foundation carefully researches the organisations that it funds, with a preference for 'open source' research data where information is registered, reported and shared globally between research centres. Details of the projects and organisations that we have supported to date can be found here.