PSP is a neurological disorder with similarities to Parkinson’s Disease, and at any one time there are thought to be 4,000 sufferers in the UK. Loss of nerve cells in the brain leads to difficulties with movement, vision, balance, speech and swallowing. It is the disease the comedy actor Dudley Moore had, and at present there is no cure.
The PSP Association offers information and support to sufferers and their families, and funds research into treatments and ultimately a cure for PSP.
This is Luke’s first crack at running a marathon having run the Royal Parks half marathon a couple of times – if you can please support Luke through his Just Giving page.