UK's 1st ever NHS Charity Crowdfunding Platform a Success!

UK's 1st ever NHS Charity Crowdfunding Platform a Success!

Posted by Rebekah Ahmed on 25 November 2016

We are very excited to announce that we have raised an incredible £412,141 for our Spinal Cord Injury Centre (SCIC) expansion campaign! The project was the first crowdfunding campaign for the RNOH Charity, and the first of its kind in the UK – no other NHS Charity has ever used crowdfunding to achieve such an ambitious target.

We are delighted to announce that as a result of the campaign, the SCIC will be able to treat many more patients each year than is currently possible – quadriplegic patients, tetraplegic patients, and those whose injuries are so serious they need ventilators to breathe. The funds raised will go towards increasing the number of beds available from 34 to 40, and equipping the centre with state-of-the-art equipment to give spinal cord-injured patients the greatest possible chance of returning to a fully independent lifestyle.

We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that has helped make this happen; all of our incredibly generous supporters, everyone that has shared the campaign with friends and family, and everyone that has allowed us to share their story and experiences.

Special thanks go our SCIC campaign star Marcus Perrineau Daley for putting so much effort into making this campaign a success. Marcus has been the face of this campaign and his story, which has resonated with so many of our patients and supporters, has been shared across major news outlets, by local press, and in our original campaign video. He has been a great ambassador for the RNOH Charity as well as for spinal cord-injured patients, and we can’t thank him enough.

We would also like to say a big thank you to our Appeal Ambassador David Holmes for all of his hard work promoting the campaign. David has shared his story on numerous occasions and continues to raise money himself so that spinal cord-injured patients can receive the same care from which he benefitted. Thanks also go to past patients Will Pike, Dimitri Coutya, Harry Langley, and Paul Rose who all allowed us to share their stories and experiences so that we could prove just how essential this expansion was.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make this campaign possible.