One of the main charities that TPD & Associates are keen to assist is DebRA helps families and sufferers of Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) which is a group of genetic skin conditions which cause the skin to blister and tear at the slightest touch.
Those born with EB have skin so fragile they are called 'butterfly children' – their skin is quite simply as fragile as the wing of a butterfly.
Painful open wounds and sores form where this exceptionally fragile skin is damaged – in some cases, internal linings and organs are also affected.
Complications as a result of secondary infection and extensive scarring are factors that people living with EB often have to face.
Tragically, certain types of EB can be fatal in infancy and others are severely life-limiting. We estimate that there are more than 5,000 people living with EB in the UK, and 500,000 worldwide.
DebRA hold many Corporate sports events to assist in increasing the knowledge and funds to help those affected by this incurable disease.
To find out more about DebRA log onto their website www.debra.org.uk