MGC Director Alan Gray took part once again in the Great Eastern Run on 8th October, and in doing so, hit an admirable milestone in sponsorship monies raised.
Alan first ran this Peterborough event in aid of the PSP Association back in 2010. Thanks to this year’s sponsorship of a further £570, he has now raised more than £5,000 for this charity. We are really proud of Alan's achievements, especially as running a half marathon isn't something the rest of us would even begin to contemplate!
The PSP Association isn't a charity that is widely known, but just like the more familiar charities, it simply wouldn’t exist without the dedication of volunteers and fundraisers. PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) & CBD (Corticobasal Degeneration) are quite rare conditions and, sadly, there is no current cure. Since a former colleague at Marlows suffered from and lost her life to the disease a few years ago, Alan has remained dedicated in support of the charity in her memory.
The PSP Association are doing some fantastic work in funding research, and providing support and information to people living with these dreadful conditions. According to Prof James Rowe, Consultant Neurologist at Cambridge University Hospital, “It is a very exiting time for PSP and CBD – for the first time, it seems a cure is within reach, but it will take the concerted effort of us all – patients, families, volunteers, doctors, researchers and funders – to make it happen”. It is encouraging to hear these thoughts and they are the very reason Alan remains inspired to clock up the miles in search of his next fundraising milestone.
More information about this charity can be found at https://www.pspassociation.org.uk