Royalties from Clough and Taylor book to go to Pulmonary Fibrosis research
Wendy Dickinson and brother Philip Taylor
The children of former Nottingham Forest and Derby County legend Peter Taylor have announced they are donating the royalties from the publication of a book written by their father about his career with Brian Clough to medical research. The book will be available on Thursday 24 January 2019.
Peter died from the lung disease Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in 1990 at the age of 62 and five years ago his daughter, Wendy Dickinson, was a founding trustee of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, a charity dedicated to supporting patients and families and funding research into the disease.
Wendy and her brother, Phillip, are passionate supporters of the charity and Wendy commented, “Phil and I were approached last year by a publisher who wanted to republish dad’s 1980 book – With Clough, By Taylor – which charts their lives from meeting as players to their great successes as managers. We felt it was appropriate for any royalties to go to this great charity – Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis. Dad died just three years after diagnosis and, as a family, we felt very alone. I am so proud of the work that APF is doing both in research and in supporting patients and Phil and I are delighted to make this donation.”
Around 70,000 people in the UK have Pulmonary Fibrosis with half suffering from IPF, which has no known cause or cure. 6,000 die each year of IPF – more than the better-known leukaemina. The average life expectancy from diagnosis is between 3 and 5 years.
Steve Jones, Chair of Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis, says:
“We are a small but fast growing charity and every penny goes towards supporting and empowering those with this disease. We are so grateful to Wendy and Philip for their support.”
Since the charity began in 2013 it has helped grow the number of support groups across the UK from six to 67 – with groups across the Midlands including in Nottingham, Derby and Leicester. The charity also recently made a major investment of £580,000 in two research projects – one of which is being conducted by
Dr Richard Allen of the University of Leicester into the genetics of IPF.
With Clough, By Taylor can be purchased at book shops or direct from the publisher Biteback Publishing