Sign up now for the the Great Gatsby Flappers Charity Ball in aid of the Genesis Research Trust on 21 May at the Cotswold Four Pillars Hotel, South Cerney, writes Carol Hearn.
Professor Lord Winston is the founder and The Genesis Research Trust and his motto is "What happens in the womb lasts a lifetime"
Despite countless breakthroughs in medical science, we still do not understand why some pregnancies will end in tragedy. For most of us having a child is the most fulfilling experience of our lives. All of us can imagine the desperation and sadness of parents who lose a baby, and the life-shattering impact that a disabled or seriously ill child has on a family.
Genesis research Trust raises money for the largest UK based collection of scientists and clinicians who are researching the causes and cures for conditions that affect women and babies. This research is spearheaded by no other than Professor Lord Robert Winston,
Professor Lord Robert Winson, has pioneered many treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation, and subsequently developed pre-implantation diagnosis of fatal genetic disorders of embryos. This work enabled many families to have a child free of fatal illnesses, including those with sex linked disorders, single gene defects such as cystic fibrosis and chromosomal abnormalities, so this work has a wide impact.
The Charity ball is in aid of The Genesis Research Trust and all the research that goes on there, thus allowing women to have babies, find out why when they can’t and when they miscarry. Genetic disorders will be with a child forever, let’s see if we can find some way of stopping this and allowing the child to have the life it deserves. The research is endless. More than 250 babies die every year needlessly in the UK and we need to find the answers and reduce this figure.
Every penny made from this ball is important and I would hope that you feel strongly enough to come along to this ball with a group of friends and enjoy the evening. With a wonderful venue, food and entertainment you will certainly get a lot for your money and in turn your support will be greatly valued.
For my sins, in November of this year, I have undertaken to cycle from Vietnam to Cambodia in support of this charity – the sponsorship and support from the cycle ride together with the funds from the Charity ball will make such a difference to the research and to someone’s life.
For tickets or futher information contact Carol Hearn on 07808 092158 or mail: Carol.Hearn@deceuninck.com