£20,000 boost for Trauma Appeal thanks to generous donation

09 Aug 2018

Canary Wharf Contractors Fund have generously donated a further £20,000 to our Trauma Appeal to reduce death and disability from serious injury. Trustees recently enjoyed a tour of the clinical and research facilities at the Centre for Trauma Sciences that they have supported. 

Trauma is a growing issue, and at The Royal London Hospital alone, the clinical team see 3,500 seriously injured patients a year from all walks of life, including sadly, the construction industry.

The Canary Wharf Contractors Fund has generously supported Barts Charity since 2009. In addition to the annual in-kind donation of gifts for our Christmas appeal, they have donated almost £140,000 across Children’s orthopaedics, a cycling campaign and now trauma.  

Their donation of £20,000 to our Trauma Appeal, will fund outstanding care and research taking place at The Royal London Hospital and the Centre for Trauma Sciences (C4TS). 

C4TS, led by Professor Karim Brohi, is researching ways to tackle the immediate post-injury phase of major trauma with the aim of improving outcomes for critically injured patients globally. Their work will ensure that more construction workers, and people from all walks of life, not only survive the most severe injuries but make the best recoveries possible, return to work quicker and go on to live lives free from long term disability. 

Professor Brohi recently gave the donors a tour of C4TS at the Blizard Institute (pictured)to show how their donation will be used. Richard Lines, Chairman of Canary Wharf Contractors Fund commented: 

“Thank you to Karim and your team for an inspirational visit to the Trauma team at Royal London. It is impressive to see such a world class organisation and humbling to be able to support the team. Our aim is to never need to use the trauma team but it is comforting to know that a world class team is close at hand.”  

Ilia Ralphs, Director of Major Gifts added: "We are so grateful to Canary Wharf Contractors Fund for this donation which will have a huge impact on advancing life-saving trauma research and treatments.”  

A big thank you to our charity ambassador Cormac Mac Crann for arranging the tour. 

Pictured (L to R): Neil Holmes (CWC), Pete Geary (CWC), Nick Curran (CWC), Fiona Miller Smith (Barts Charity CEO), Richard Lines, Professor Brohi.   

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