The National Brain Appeal
One in six people in the UK are affected by a neurological disorder. This can be from birth, through a slowly developing illness or from a brain injury.
The National Brain Appeal raises funds for The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London – one of the world's leading centres for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients with neurological and neuromuscular conditions. These include Dementia, Migraine, Stroke, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Brain Cancer and other brain tumours, Epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, Prion disease and Head Injury.
Their latest appeal is to raise a further £2 million of the £3 million appeal to upgrade the operating theatres and create a specialist complex spinal theatre at the National Hospital which is now the largest neurosurgery unit in the UK. The number of patients requiring complex spinal surgery is rising by 20% each year partly due to new surgical techniques and research resulting in more effective treatments. The new theatres will reduce waiting times for surgery, improve patient care and outcomes and spearhead research into new treatments.
More information can be found on the board at the back of church during November, or at www.nationalbrainappeal.org