John Taylor was a young international athlete who died tragically from a heart condition known as cardiomyopathy.

The John Taylor foundation for young athletes was created with the aim of raising awareness of this condition, and assisting young athletes.
It is a registered charity, 1101008.

Funds are raised through a variety of means: many fell races donate some or all of their proceeds to the Foundation. (One of the first events was “John’s Run”, a fell race in February 2003 on the Penistone moors much loved by John and other local fell runners).