THE 53 FOUNDATION.
The 53 Foundation was founded by Dave Keighley and Amy Hughes in April 2015 and since then the charity has gone from strength to strength.
The 53 Foundation has inspiration at its core and works hard to make active opportunities available to those with disabilities who would otherwise not experience them.
Everyone associated with The 53 Foundation has a passion for helping to create more active opportunities for people with disabilities.
Please get involved. All those who benefit from the funds we raise very much appreciate your support.
OUR PATRON. HANNAH COCKROFT MBE.
Hannah is the reigning T34 100m , 400m and 800m Paralympic Champion and holds the World Record in each of these events.
“I’m really proud to be Patron of The 53 Foundation.
Sport has always been an important part of my life, and I try to promote the benefits of being active among other people.
I’ve made some brilliant friends through being involved in sport, it’s taught me many life skills and given me the confidence to be who I am today.”
To find out more about Hannah visit her website hannahcockroft.co.uk
Dave Keighley – Co-Founder & Trustee.
In a previous life Dave served in the Royal Marine Commandos. During his service he started to find that he wanted to help people and try to make a difference in people’s lives. Since he left in 2005 he has been working as a security consultant/bodyguard to some of the world’s highest profile people. Dave was part of Amy’s support crew in 2014 during her 53 Marathons Challenge. He has a son Dylan and lives in Cheshire with Amy and puppy Miles.
Amy Hughes – Co-Founder & Trustee
Amy is mainly known for being an endurance athlete. She was the first person to run 53 marathons in 53 consecutive days in 2014. She has run from her home town Oswestry to London and has broken the World Record for running the most miles on a treadmill in 7 days.
Always having had a passion for helping people, Amy was previously a personal trainer and carer. Since she completed her 53 Marathon Challenge Amy became an athlete mentor for the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and a public speaker. Amy loves inspiring others to become more active, especially young people – and this is her biggest passion alongside her love of unicorns!
Amy has raised over £80,000 for various charities.
Michael Wiggins – Trustee
Michael is based in South London and is a fan of all things running and, for his sins, Chelsea F.C. He has run every distance from 5ks to 100 mile ultramarathons. He is married to Fiona, the swimming half of the relationship (they just need a cyclist to make a good Ironman team).
Michael has worked in Advertising in Central London for over 20 years and loves nothing more than a run along the Thames first thing in the morning to get the day going.
He has run over 50 marathons and is hoping to get to 100 in the next 5 years.
Michael first met Amy & Dave during Amy’s 53 marathon challenge, completing the London, Southampton & Coventry legs after getting in touch via social media. He travelled up to Manchester during Amy’s treadmill world record attempt and spent 24 hours in the Trafford Centre giving as much support as possible. In 2016 Michael ran the Manchester marathon for the charity.