The Clough Taylor People’s Run®aims to mark the lives of two remarkable men by supporting the following charities:
Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (APF) is a UK charity set up by a group of patients, family members and IPF specialist medical staff, who recognised the need for a specific Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis national charity focusing on improving the quality of life for patients and funding research into effective treatments for IPF.
Our vision: A world in which everyone living with pulmonary fibrosis has a better future.
Our three main aims are:
Advancing education and raising awareness of pulmonary fibrosis, the symptoms associated with it and encouraging earlier diagnosis of the condition.
Promoting research into the understanding, diagnosis, causes and treatments of pulmonary fibrosis through donations and grants to related research projects in order that the useful results of research are disseminated for public benefit.
Providing support to patients and families suffering from pulmonary fibrosis in any other way the trustees see fit.
A key aim of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis is to increase the number of groups and make them accessible to as many patients as possible who wish to take part. We are actively encouraging and supporting the setting up and operation of IPF patient support groups across the UK.
Muscular Dystrophy UK is the leading UK charity dedicated to beating muscle-wasting conditions by finding treatments and cures and to improving the lives of everyone affected by them.
Our work has five main focuses:
•we fund world-class research to find effective treatments and cures
•we provide practical information, advice and emotional support for individuals with muscular dystrophy and other related conditions, their carers and families
•we campaign to bring about change and raise awareness of muscular dystrophy and other related conditions
•we award grants towards the cost of specialist equipment, such as powered wheelchairs
•we provide specialist education and development for health professionals.
Cerebral Palsy Sport is a national charity, based in Nottingham, supporting children, young people and adults with cerebral palsy to reach their sporting potential.
Our aims are to increase participation, raise aspirations, promote inclusion and help fulfil the potential of children, young people and adults with disabilities. We achieve this through providing disability sports, such as football, swimming, athletics, bowls, table cricket and adapted sports. We also offer expert, specialist support to parents, support workers, teachers, coaches, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, sport providers and other professionals on how to adapt sports for people with cerebral palsy.
Our objectives are:
• To increase participation in sport and physical activity by people with cerebral palsy and other physical impairments
• To inspire people with cerebral palsy, physical disabilities and long-term health conditions to lead to more active and fulfilling lives
• To help make people aware of the wide range of opportunities to maximise participation
• To reduce the barriers and isolation faced by so many people with cerebral palsy
• To provide increased choice and access to sport and leisure activities and opportunities
• To build partnership with key organisations and connect organisations with similar aims to create collaborative working