Going for Gold Campaign Launch

The Lions International Blood Research Appeal (LIBRA) is pleased to launch its new ‘Going for Gold’ fundraising campaign with a target of £300,000 to be raised by the end of 2024. We need your support to help raise these vital funds so that we can help to cover the cost of state-of-the-art equipment for a planned new King’s Health Partners Haematology Institute, which will be located at King’s College Hospital in London.

The LIBRA funded equipment will be used to develop lifesaving therapies for blood cancer patients and those with blood disorders in the UK and overseas. Our board of Trustees work closely with Professor Ghulam Mufti OBE, Head of the Haematology Department at King’s College Hospital (KCH) who recently explained more about the planned new haematology facilities at King’s.

Professor Mufti said:

It will be known as the King’s Health Partners Haematology Institute, embracing the haematology departments currently located at King’s College Hospital, Guys Hospital, The Maudsley Hospital and King’s College University London.

Our aim is to be global leaders, with a unique emphasis on mind and body and a focus on patient outcomes combined with powerful discovery and translational research underpinned by a breadth of education. As KHP Haematology, we are building a hub and network that will change the lives of people with blood disorders locally and globally, by creating a culture that engages staff, patients and carers alike.

The new facilities will be located within the current footprint of KCH. As well as much needed LIBRA funded equipment, the new building will house all current haematological departments from the partners and will include 100 NHS inpatient beds, 25 private patient beds and full out-patient clinic facilities.

The aim of our Going for Gold campaign is to encourage our supporters to get active and raise funds towards its £300,000 target at the same time, no matter what your age or ability.

LIBRA supporter Dame Kelly Holmes MBE is inspiring everyone to get involved and said: “You can do amazing things for LIBRA including marathon runs, 10k runs, walks, overseas treks, triathlons, sponsored activities, sports quiz nights, and all sorts of exciting fundraisers. Come on and take up the challenge and help to save more lives!”

If you would like to find out more please email info@libraliosncharity.org to request a campaign leaflet which provides some fundraising ideas.


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