GARFIELD WESTON FOUNDATION has made a fantastic donation of £140,000 to fund our two-year research project at Oxford University investigating the role the mother’s immune responses plays in early pregnancy loss and pre-eclampsia. Professor Sargent and his research team hope to be able to develop a simple blood test to predict pregnancy loss so that doctors can medically intervene to save the baby.
The Freemasons’ Grand Charity has given a generous grant of £36,000 toward our major research project at Leeds University, led by Dr Nicholas Orsi, which aims to provide new information on cancer of the womb. Local Freemasons and Freemasons from around the country have worked together to raise these funds.
Speaking about the donation Laura Chapman, Chief Executive of The Freemasons’ Grand Charity, said: “Wellbeing of Women is a fantastic organisation, driven by the objective of improving women’s health. The funding of medical research is central to our grant-making policy and an important cause within the Masonic community, we are therefore delighted to support the Charity with this grant.”
Asda employees raise funds to make a difference in their local communities and the ASDA Foundation has chosen to support Wellbeing of Women with a generous donation towards our womb cancer project in Leeds. They are also funding 5 bursaries for medical or midwifery students to take up Electives abroad to broaden their skills and gain experience of practicing obstetrics and gynaecology in new, often challenging environments.
The Big Lottery Fund is funding our research at Bristol University over three years to identify proteins in a pregnant women’s blood which could predict the onset of premature birth. Professor Lopez-Bernal is leading this important research, which aims to gain a greater understanding of the mechanisms of birth, so that we can begin to develop new treatments to stop so many babies being born prematurely.