You Can Help!

FOP Researchers are tantalisingly close to major breakthroughs in treatment and even a possible cure.

This will impact the lives of many, as FOP research has potential applications to Osteoperosis, Arthritis, Hetrotopic Ossifications (a major complication in sport and military injuries and hip replacement surgeries), and other bone and muscle disorders. 

We need to keep funding the research and everyone can help!


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We are not a big charity, and we are not funded by government or big business.  Your donations are the difference between research continuing and it stopping completely.  All donations are gratefully received and via our Virgin Money Giving page we can claim Gift Aid. You can even set-up monthly donations of any size; even the smallest donations make a big difference.  For large donations or other ways to donate please visit our donate page or contact us.

Fund Raising

Please consider doing something on behalf of FOP Friends! 

CHALLENGE yourself

Run, swim, climb, cycle, wade, walk, dance, knit, sing or Zumba! Do whatever you love (or hate) and get sponsorship from your friends and family. And please let us know what you’ve been up to.

ORGANISE an event

Host a dinner, bake a cake, organise a pub quiz night, a Swap 4 FOP or a charity golf day. You can be as creative as you like. We will help you publicise it and get coverage for any sponsors you have. For more information please visit our Fund Raising page where you will also find details of FOP Friends organised events and advice.

LEAVE a gift in your will

When people think of leaving a legacy in their will, they often think of wealthy philanthropists. But even a small amount will benefit a small charity like ours enormously. When you’re making or revising your will, please consider leaving a gift to help us find a cure for FOP.

SELL using eBay for Charity

Did you know that when you sell on eBay, you can choose to donate anything from 10% to 100% of the final sale price to your chosen charity? You can also Gift Aid your donation. Just use the ‘Advanced Sell’ form when you’re listing a new item and you’ll see the option to donate. Visit to find out more.

SHARE time, skills or contacts

We’re always on the lookout for people with new skills, contacts and enthusiasm. If you feel you have something to give to FOP Friends, please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

JOIN our community

The more of us there are, the greater our influence and our potential to succeed in finding a cure for FOP. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Share what we’re doing with your friends and colleagues, and encourage them to spread the word.

MAKE something special

Are you crafty? Love to bake, make or build? Why not raffle, auction or sell the result of your efforts in aid of FOP Friends. Or if you’d rather not do it yourself, donate it to us and we’ll do the raffling or auctioning for you.

For more information please visit our Fund Raising page where you will also find details of FOP Friends organised events and advice.

easyfundraising logoIf you're going to be shopping online, this is an easy and secure way to support us. Simply register with, select FOP Friends as your charity and start shopping! So long as you go through easyfundraising to visit your online store, we get a percentage of everything you spend, without costing you a penny extra.

dontsendmeacard logoThis not only gives us extra funds, it also saves you lots and lots of time. And there's no stamp licking required either. For the cost of a donation to FOP Friends you can design and send your own E-cards for all occasions (birthdays, Christmas, Easter, and Valentine's Day) through the How much you donate is entirely up to you. 

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