#TransformTrauma: Why we need to keep fighting
01 Dec 2016
On 19th November, we brought you Transformation, an event to raise awareness of our trauma appeal. It was a fantastic night of music but, more importantly, it also showcased the life-changing impact that traumatic injury can have on people.
Ben, Sophie, Sabrina, and Chris. These are the four people that shared their stories with us – four people who might not have been there had it not been for the progress in trauma treatment that saved their lives.
They were the faces of an issue that can seem very distant to young people until it happens.
The advances in trauma treatment are possible because of research – research that your support with this event is now helping to fund – studies looking at:
- new supplements to prevent blood loss
- protective agents for blood and spinal cord tissue
- measures to prevent organ failure
…to name a few. It is this ongoing and continually evolving research that could mean the difference between life and death for so many people across not just London and the UK, but around the world.
But despite all the advances, trauma remains the biggest killer of young people in the UK.
Thank you so much to all those who were involved: the artists, our host, the DJs, the survivors, and to all of you who came.
The event shone a spotlight on trauma for one night at Shoreditch’s Village Underground, but with your help we’ll keep fighting. Although Transformation is over for this year, our efforts to #TransformTrauma will continue.
Watch our video on trauma and why your support is important:
This Giving Tuesday, 29th November, we’d like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all of you for your support: We couldn’t do all that we do without our supporters.
One incredibly brave supporter faced her fears to raise over £2,500 in memory of her brother, who was treated for cancer at The Royal London Hospital.