Archive of Matthew Felstead - London to Paris 2012

Matthew Felstead – London to Paris 2012

A HUGE thank you to "Maff" Felstead who has worked so hard training for the London to Paris Bike Ride to raise funds for Perthes Association. Matthew not only raised £2,500.00 for the Association, but also paid his own expenses (some £1600) to take part !

Ognjen Stojanovic targets Serbia’s first Olympic spot – despite Perthes !

From being told at the age of five that he may never walk again, Ognjen Stojanovic now hopes to become the first ever Serbian triathlete to compete at an Olympic Games. Part of the ITU Development programme since 2007, Stojanovic is currently at university and training in Spain, but the story of how he got there reads like an inspirational novel.


Oaklands Infants School – Cheque presentation.

The staff, parents and children of Oaklands Infant School presented a cheque for £1,108-94 to Perthes Association on 6th January 2012. The money was raised during a school year after the school adopted Perthes Association as their chosen charity after a little boy at the school was diagnosed.

Life One Big Adventure for Ben!

Ben Hart aged 16 was presented with the Medal for Meritorious Conduct a top Scouting Award by the County Commissioner. He also received a certificate and a personal letter from Bear Grylls the Chief Scout. The award was "in recognition of his strength and determination for Scouting despite suffering from a debilitating health condition, his enthusiasm is a true inspiration to others"

Simon says “It’s not all doom and gloom”.

My name is Simon Scarborough and I am 36 years old and was diagnosed with Perthes at the age of 7 and got signed off from the Leicester Royal Infirmary at the age of 15 The pictures on your website remind me of the same treatment I went through, with the broom across both plastered legs & a special wheel chair, I remember the plaster being on for a long time. After a few years of being self conscious when I was growing up wondering what I could do or couldn't do, I am now trying to be as active as possible, although you need to ensure the doctors clarify whether they believe the child will have any limitations playing football, cricket etc.,