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.
Street Child United provides a global platform for street children to be heard so that they receive the protection, support and opportunities all children deserve.
Ahead of the world’s biggest sporting competitions we organise international events inviting street children to be at the centre of the call for their rights. We use the power of sport and the arts to challenge the negative perceptions and treatment of street children transforming lives across the world.
Our flagship event is the Street Child World Cup, taking place ahead of the FIFA World Cup. In 2014, 230 former street children from 19 countries came together in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to play football and stand united for the rights of street children. Coverage of the Street Child World Cup reached 220 million people across the world, and major legislation was passed protecting the rights of street-connected children.
In 2018, the Street Child World Cup will be held in Moscow, ahead of the FIFA World Cup in Russia. 24 teams of street children (12 girls, 12 boys) will come together to play football, and participate in a Congress for their rights. This is our biggest opportunity yet to provide a platform for street children to demand change on the world stage – please be on our team!