We are doing this to raise funds for the Peter Jones Foundation which will support two amazing charities, Brain Tumour Research and The Lily Foundation with the money raised.
Here’s some information about the Foundation and the two great charities supported through this event:
The Peter Jones Foundation was established in 2005 and over the last 14 years has helped thousands of young people. The Foundation delivers world-class enterprise education through our Foundation for Enterprise (FFE) and supports some of the most disadvantaged young people to improve their lives through our Foundation for Children (FFC). We have raised funds and made donations to over 20 charities.
Brain Tumour Research are the only national charity in the UK that is dedicated to raising funds for continuous and sustainable scientific research into brain tumours and are a leading voice calling for greater support and action for research into what scientists are calling the last battleground against cancer. Brain tumours are indiscriminate; they can affect anyone at any age. What’s more, they kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer... yet historically just 1% of the national spend on cancer research has been allocated to this devastating disease. Brain Tumour Research is determined to change this.
The Lily Foundation is the UK's leading charity dedicated to fighting mitochondrial disease. Their mission is to support people whose lives are affected by the condition, raise awareness and fund research into its prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Millions of people in the UK suffer from diseases in which mitochondrial dysfunction is believed to be involved, and every day in the UK a baby is born that will develop Mitochondrial disease. The Lily Foundation is fighting to change this, with their ultimate aim being to one day find a cure.
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