Jacob Maloy Osteosarcoma Trust (JMOT)
This charity has been set up in memory of Jacob Maloy who sadly passed away on the 31st October 2016 after a gruelling battle with a type of bone cancer known as Osteosarcoma.
The aim of the Trust is to promote awareness of osteosarcoma and to raise money for research into diagnosis, new treatments and cures.
UPDATE Feb 2021
Mid way through 2020 I think it became clear to the nation that we were about to enter
a very difficult and unprecedented period not seen for perhaps several decades. The previous possibility of a COVID Pandemic was now almost a certainty.
At this early point it was becoming clear that an early casualty of the prevailing events would be the many charities up and down the country. The advent of furlough the closing of pubs and other social hubs and shortages of disposable cash was beginning to change everyday life beyond anything we could imagine.
It soon became clear that our own charity would struggle and our ability to fund raise wouid become severely impeded. Options at this point were very limited and it seemed that the best way forward would be for the charity to close off on a high note.
Our commitment to raising funds to help fund research into Osteosarcoma however remains
undeterred. We have enjoyed positive links with Sarcoma UK throughout having donated funds on a number of occasions. It is our intention to now continue with fund raising activities acknowledging the ongoing efforts by many individuals and groups who are continuing to keep in touch with us.
Both Bev and myself and I am sure many others who have been actively involved with our own activities to date would wish to remain associated with and help Sarcoma UK in future times. I am accordingly in regular contact with the CEO at Sarcoma UK and plans are already being hatched.
It now remains for us to say a heartfelt and sincere thankyou to all of you who have gone above and beyond and given so much to this cause.
Dave & Bev
POMPEII OR BUST – 28th Sept – 3rd Oct 2019
Good luck to Andy and Jason in the Banger Rally Challenge and raising funds for JMOT. This trip is totally self-funded, so let’s help them raise lots of money. Any donation big or small gratefully received via Virgin Money Giving.
Osteosarcoma is most common in teenagers and young adults. Due to the rarity of osteosarcoma and the symptoms being easily mistaken for other conditions (such as sports injuries, growing pains or arthritis), it is very difficult to diagnose. Many sufferers are unaware of the possibility of cancer and experience pain and other symptoms for a long time before going to see their doctor. These factors combined mean that it can take a long time to be seen by the appropriate specialist and start treatment.
There is a need to increase awareness of osteosarcoma in order to reduce the time taken for a patient to be diagnosed and begin their treatment – early diagnosis is a crucial factor in improving outcomes for sufferers.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OSTEOSARCOMA PLEASE VISIT BONE CANCER RESEARCH TRUST