PSC Support wins £1,000 Movement for Good award
PSC Support has won a £1,000 Movement for Good award from Ecclesiastical Insurance Group thanks to your nominations.
PSC Support is one of 500 winners in specialist insurer Ecclesiastical's Movement for Good awards, which is giving £1million to charities this summer.
PSC is a rare and complex autoimmune liver disease that has no cure. Liver transplantation is currently the only lifesaving option for people with PSC, yet it returns in around 30%. People with PSC also have an increased risk of colon and bile duct cancers. For patients and their families, a PSC diagnosis is devastating, impacting quality of life not only physically, but also emotionally.
One patient told us that the most difficult thing about living with PSC was “Trying to lead a normal life while suffering from symptoms that most people don’t understand or can't relate to.”
This £1,000 award will help to develop symptom tracking in a new PSC Support App. This will allow doctors and patients to quickly gain meaningful information about trends in their health and quality of life, and help them make better decisions about symptom management and eligibility for clinical trials in PSC.
Members of the public were invited to nominate causes close to their hearts, with 500 gifts of £1,000 available for donation. Over 13,000 charities were nominated by more than 210,000 members of the public.
PSC Support Chair of Trustees, Martine Walmsley said, “PSC Support is a tiny charity doing important work to fund and support critical research towards a cure and provide the best information and support to people living with PSC. We rely on donations from fundraising events and donations so this £1,000 will allow us to achieve more, sooner. We are so grateful”
Mark Hews, Group Chief Executive of Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, says: “We would like to thank every single person who took the time to nominate a good cause as part of our Movement for Good awards. Ecclesiastical, the fourth largest corporate donor in the UK, is a unique financial services group. We are owned by a charity which means all available profits can be given to the good causes that are so important to our customers. As a company whose purpose is to contribute to the greater good of society, charitable giving is at the heart of our business. We know that £1,000 can make a huge difference to the incredible work that charities do and we’re looking forward to seeing how this financial boost will change lives for the better.”