Who set up the charity?
The Ewing’s Sarcoma Research Trust was Matt Short’s idea.
Matt was diagnosed with Ewing’s in November 2007 and underwent fourteen cycles of chemotherapy and a below-knee amputation of his right leg in March 2008. Two years after the completion of Matt’s treatment (October 2010), Matt suffered a relapse and has undergone further intensive chemotherapy and surgery, this time to his lung.
It was whilst receiving his second course of treatment that he decided he needed to do something positive to tackle this disease. So in February 2011, the idea was discussed with a number of healthcare professionals and other charities, resulting in a Board of Trustees “volunteering” to make Matt’s idea and vision a reality.
Why was it created?
The Charity was set up to address a perceived lack of funding for research into Ewing’s Sarcoma. In part due to the recession, and partly because of its comparative rarity compared with more common cancers, funding for research has become more scarce in recent years, despite great advances being made.
There is also a lack of public awareness of the disease, particularly amongst the high risk groups in society. We aim to raise as much money as possible with a view to funding reliable, useful research into this form of cancer.
To find out more about “Our Mission”, click here.
Who are our Trustees?
Our Trustees come from a range of backgrounds, but all share Matt’s desire to end Ewing’s.
Our Trustees are;
- Matt Short
- Nigel Short
- Colin Short
- Joanna Wilson
- Chris Humphrey
- Nicky Pyefinch
- Clair Isworth
- Elaine Phillips
To find out more about why our Trustees are involved, visit our Trustee page.
Help along the way
We’re also greatly indebted to a number of people and organisations for assisting us in setting up this charity. To find out more about each organisation and the people involved, please click here.