A wonderful legacy from Mr Bryn T Williams FRCS
On 23 March we welcomed the family of late cardiothoracic surgeon Mr Bryn T Williams FRCS to the College. Mr Williams generously gifted a bronze sculpture of his hands to the FDS in his will. The sculptor, Neil Lawson Baker was a dental surgeon who changed career after 40 years of practice. The unique piece was presented to FDS Registrar, Hazel Johnstone, following a tour of the transformed College building. The new bespoke bookcase in the Research Room of the College Library also received support from Mr Williams’ legacy.
Pictured: Hazel Johnstone (FDS Registrar), Mr Gareth Williams, Mrs Zara Linehan (née Williams) and Mrs Caroline Williams
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Sue & Tim's cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats - 10 July 2021
Our Council members Sue Hill and Tim Mitchell will cycle 1,000 miles from Lands' End to John O'Groats on 10 July 2021 to raise money for both the College and Myeloma UK. Find out more and send them your support for this mammoth cross-country journey.
In summer 2019, Tim approached his colleague on RCS England Council, Sue Hill (Vascular Surgery Consultant in Cardiff), with an idea. An idea that he expected to be immediately knocked back, but to his surprise, Sue agreed. The idea was to cycle 1000 miles from Land's End to John O'Groats. Despite neither of them being seasoned cyclists or having cycled anywhere near this distance before.
Sadly their plans for April 2020 had to be postponed because of Covid. Undeterred and driven on by the very generous donations that they have already received, they are now intending to set off on 10 July 2021.
Running Events are Back on Track for 2021
The year 2020 was tough and many of us took solace in pounding the tarmac to keep fit. Why not use that newfound energy and take the challenge to run in support of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Running not only helps you to improve your fitness, the money you raise will help us maintain and advance surgical care for patients through our state of the art training and pioneering research. We have places in various distanced runs with opportunities for the already very sporty and for those who would like to try something for the first time.
Vitality 10,000 postponed new date tbc fundraising target £150 (5 places available)
ASICS 10k Sunday 25 July fundraising target £150 (7 places remaining)
London Marathon Sunday 3 October fundraising target £2,000 (both places filled)
Great South Run (10 miles) Sunday 17 October fundraising target £200 (5 places available)
If you would like to take part in any of the above and raise funds for the College’s activities. Please email email@example.com to secure your place. Dates are subject to change under current Covid-19 measures. (Places are allocated on a first come first serve and fundraising targets vary for each event)
Winter Appeal 2020 - Supporting pioneering research to beat Covid-19
The Covid Research Group was convened with the backing of the RCS England in March 2020 in recognition of the need for a rapid response from surgeons and allied professionals to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With your support through our Winter Appeal, the Covid-19 Research Group’s projects will provide new services and possibilities for surgeons and patients in the UK and beyond:
• A novel aerosol extractor to reduce infection risk around the surgical wound site during surgery (£5,000)
• Animations in three different languages that give discharge advice tailored to the patient and support the remote management of Covid-19 patients (£8,000)
• Two new UK-wide studies to determine the impact of the pandemic on patients with pancreatic cancer (£10,000)
The Covid-19 Research Group has projects spanning all surgical specialties, learn about them from our website: https://www.rcseng.ac.uk/coronavirus/rcs-covid-research-group/
Thanks to your generosity this appeal raised £19,577 and we thank you for giving your support.
Global Christmas Appeals Winter update 2020
In 2017 our Christmas Appeals embarked on a three year journey supporting three very different yet vital global projects. We delighted to provide an update on these projects and see the impact you have made.
It is the generosity of our supporters that helped the teams to achieve these fantastic outcomes and we thank you all for your on-going support and interest in our work.
We'd love to talk to you about Making Surgery your Legacy...
Please contact Nicola Extance-Vaughan, Fundraising Manager, Legacies & In Memory Giving.
We want to share in your vision as to what your legacy gift could achieve, so if you are considering leaving a legacy to RCS England or have already done so, we are here to help.
Telephone 020 7869 6086 to talk with a member of our fundraising team
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