Charity appeals – Multiple System Atrophy and Little Princess Trust

18 Nov, 2020

Alan Spratt ran for MSA

The London Marathon ‘proper’ was cancelled this year due to Covid but this didn’t deter Alan Spratt running the ‘virtual’ marathon for his chosen charity, MSA Trust, a charity close to Alan’s heart. Alan hopes to run the mass event in 2021.

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) is a little-known progressive neurodegenerative condition affecting approximately 3,300 people in the UK and Ireland.

The MSA Trust is dedicated to raising awareness of this disease and providing care and support for those affected.

To donate, please use the Just Giving page link:

Taking a haircut for charity. An appeal from Sam Turner BMS, working in the BMI Chaucer Hospital

The Little Princess Trust is a UK charity providing real hair wigs, free of charge, to children and young people, up to the age of 24, who have lost their hair as a result of cancer treatment or other illnesses.

The charity was originally set up in memory of five-year-old Hannah Tarplee who died as a result of cancer in June 2005. Hannah loved her hair so when she underwent treatment for a Wilms’ tumour, the loss of her hair was especially traumatic.

Sam is a BMS working for TDL at BMI Chaucer and together with her friend and

former BMI colleague, Lisa Jacobs, both have very long, reddish hair. They are going to cut it all off and donate it to The Little Princess Trust to be made into wigs for those who need them.

Their goal is to make four wigs at £550 each – so need to raise £2,200 but are some way off that. They need to raise at least £500 to which TDL will donate another £250. So, if you can spare anything at all, it’s for a worthy cause.

To donate, please use the Just Giving page link:

HSL is a partnership between The Doctors Laboratory, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust (the Royal Free London) and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH)

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