Restore - Burn and Wound Research1st November 2007
Some of Britainâ€™s best known cartoonists and illustrators donated original artwork that went under the charity hammer at the London launch event for Restore â€“ a charity dedicated to burn and wound research - held on 31 October 2007.
The event, at the Royal Society of Medicine, was held in the presence of the charityâ€™s Patron, His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent KG.
Mr Anthony Roberts, the Chairman of the Trustees, said: â€œWe are delighted that the Duke has chosen to support this innovative charity that provides research for burn and reconstructive surgeryâ€?.
Private Eyeâ€™s Tony Husband, Ken Pyne and Richard Jolley donated work, as well as Geoff Thompson and Michael Heath of The Spectator, Neil Bennett of The Times and Sally Ann Lasson of The Guardian. The golden days of Punch were also well represented, in the shape of work from David Langdon, Mike Williams, Clive Collins and Anton. Nick Bonham, the well-known auctioneer, conducted the fast and furious bidding which raised an estimated Â£10,000 for the charity.
Founded in 1991, Restoreâ€™s philosophy is to take the problem to the research laboratory and return the solution to the patient. To achieve this, Restore offers two year Research Fellowships to clinicians - allowing them to utilise some of the UKâ€™s major scientific laboratories.
No animal testing is involved in Restoreâ€™s research and its work is undertaken entirely on volunteers and patients.
â€œWe believe we are on the cusp of some exciting breakthroughs in this important area of medicine,â€? said Anthony Roberts
Progress to date is detailed in the scientific summary attached.
The aim of the charity auction is to raise funds to support further Fellows. The target is to double investment funds to Â£1 million, which will enable the charity to continue its support of the Fellows and provide them with the necessary tools.
Penny Maier, Clerk to the Trustees
Tel: 01296 381475
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