The Clough Taylor People’s Run®aims to mark the lives of two remarkable men by supporting the following charities:
The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign 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.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity (for research into Pulmonary Fibrosis)
Pulmonary Fibrosis, the disease that killed Peter Taylor in 1990, is a devastating yet little-known disease that claims 4,000 lives each year. There is currently no effective treatment or prevention method, and no cure. It kills sufferers more quickly than most cancers. After diagnosis, patients live an average of just three years – a prognosis that has not improved in more than 20 years, despite rapid advances in life expectancy for other diseases, such as breast cancer and prostate cancer. More research is vital.
Peter's daughter, Wendy Dickinson, explains: "My dad was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis when he was just 59 and still in the prime of his life. Three years later he was dead. This truly horrible disease robbed him of the ability to do the things he loved – walking, playing with his grandchildren, gardening – just the normal, everyday things that we all should be able to enjoy. He took part in early research and the team at Nottingham have made some amazing steps forward in understanding the disease, but, although drugs are now being developed, there is still no effective treatment and certainly no cure. The life expectancy of three years from from diagnosis to death is a shocking statistic that will only be improved through much-needed research and drug development."
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
Hope Against Cancer is dedicated to funding vital cancer research in the East Midlands.
In the space of ten years, thanks to the enormous generosity of the local community and a dedicated team of volunteers, Hope has raised nearly £3 million and funded 30 research projects.
Hope has worked tirelessly to raise the standard of research to enable the Universities and Hospitals in Leicester to be able to offer the very latest advice on patient care and treatments into many different cancers including bladder, ovarian, prostate, melanoma, liver, bowel, leukaemia, colorectal and breast cancer.
In May 2012, Hope opened a Clinical Trials Unit in the Leicester Royal Infirmary, the first of it’s kind outside London, along with funding a Hope nurse for the unit.
We are delighted to have been chosen as one of the official charities for the Clough Taylor People’s Run and we hope it’s a huge success for all involved.