To build on the foundations and heritage of the Trust to make a difference; to be valued by those with neuromuscular disease; and to be recognised by the health and research community for its on-going commitment.
HERITAGE – implement the intent of the settlor in key areas of need within mandate of the Trust Deed.
NICHE – identify niche areas of need where we can make a significant difference as a principal contributor to research or support services.
FAMILY – retaining awareness that people who have cared for family members living with severe need provide ongoing passion and commitment.
That the Sir Thomas & Lady Duncan Trust becomes a potent philanthropic organisation in the field of neuro-muscular disorders by providing funding to:
Assist and relieve persons in New Zealand suffering from neuro-muscular disorders and from the after affects of such disorders
Maintain hospitals, clinics, homes and equipment where persons suffering from neuro-muscular disorders may obtain treatment for their disorder
Assist the work of any institution, society or body of persons in New Zealand engaged in the investigation of neuro-muscular disorders and associated treatments
Contribute towards training persons to undertake the treatment of persons suffering from neuromuscular disorders