Project information

Giving 4 Growth

LIBRA recently launched the Giving 4 Growth Campaign and aims to raise £100,000 for the Haematology Department at King's College Hospital. The funds are urgently required to purchase two new items of equipment that will be used in clinical trials to test new treatments for blood cancers.

August 2012 - August 2014

Charity information: LIBRA - Lions International Blood Research Appeal

LIBRA - Lions International Blood Research Appeal logo
  • Need

    Need

    Blood cancers affect more than 30,000 people in the UK every year. People diagnosed with blood cancer require the best treatments available if they are to survive. Our aim is to provide the Haematology team at King's with the funds they require to develop and trial new treatments.

    Solution

    By raising £100,000 we can cover the cost of laboratory developments and items of clinical trials equipment. The space is needed by the Haeamtology team so that have a sterile environment in which to create new treatments. The equipment will be used to create and trial new treatments for leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and other blood cancers.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To raise £100,000 by 2015.

    Activities

    » We are running a series of fundraising events throughout the year with the help of our supporters.

    Once we have reached our £100,000 target we will visit King's to celebrate with the Haematology team.


  • Impact

    Impact

    We will follow the progress of the Haematology team as they develop new treatments for patients with blood cancer.

    Risk

    There are currently no apparent risks.

    Reporting

    We will report to donors via our website, facebook and Twitter accounts. We also produce a quarterly newsletter for supporters.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £100,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Laboratory Developments Sterile space for development of new treatments
      £50,000 Equipment For creatign new treatments

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    Trevor Jones £20,000 Conditional
    Lions Clubs £50,000 Guaranteed
  • Background

    Location

    This is a national project, supported by Lions Clubs and general public across the UK.

    Beneficiaries

    Once new treatments have been tested and prove successful they will be used to treat patients in hospitals around the world.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    LIBRA is the only charity in the world that solely raises funds for the Haematology Department at King's College Hospital.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Andrew Lodge

    LIBRA Chairman

We urgently require the funding as it will allow us to initiate new cell and gene therapy clinical trials that would otherwise not be possible.

Professor Ghulam Mufti, Head of Haematology at King's College Hospital