This year’s adopted charities are Caudwell Children and DEBRA.
Help us help them, by supporting them by joining us on this years BullRun.
Caudwell Children provide family support services, equipment, treatment and therapies for disabled children and their families across the UK. We also run our Enable Sport programme for talented disabled athletes and our Destination Dreams holiday for children fighting life threatening conditions. Passionate, positive and practical, we are motivated to improve the lives of the estimated 770,000 disabled children living in the UK, starting with the 400,000 living in or on the margins of poverty.
Caudwell Children transforms the lives of disabled children across the UK. We act as a safety net for families who are unable to gain the help they need.
Caudwell Children provides:
- Family support services and short break activities at times of crisis
- Mobility and Sensory Equipment
- Access to life-saving surgeries and treatments
- Life changing therapy and support programmes for children with cerebral palsy and brain injuries
- Holistic therapies and support programmes for autistic children and their families
- Sports equipment to enable talented athletes to participate in competitive sport
- Fully supported family holidays for children fighting life threatening illnesses
Reg. Charity No. 1079770 - caudwellchildren.com
DEBRA is the national charity that supports individuals and families affected by Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) – a painful genetic skin blistering condition which, in the worst cases, can be fatal.
DEBRA focuses its work in two areas:
1. We fund pioneering research to find effective treatments and, ultimately, a cure for EB.
2. We provide care and support to individuals and families living with EB.
About EB – ‘The worst condition you’ve never heard of’
- EB is a group of currently incurable genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch. In some cases it also affects internal linings and organs
- There are three main types of EB: Simplex, Dystrophic and Junctional
- In its most severe forms EB is fatal. Even in its least severe forms it can still cause lifelong disability and pain
- Excessive blistering creates scar tissue which can cause fingers and toes to fuse together, and could lead to an aggressive form of skin cancer
- People with EB are often fighting infection, both internally and externally which can prove fatal
- Blisters often have to be drained and dressed every day – a painful procedure which can take several hours
- There are at least 5,000 people living with EB in the UK and about 500,000 worldwide. This means that one in 17,000 births are affected by EB
- One in 227 of us carry a defective gene that causes EB.
Reg. Charity No. 1084958 - debra.org.uk