iRiS supports the Nicholls Foundation 9th celebrity Golf Event
On the 2nd and 3rd August, the Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation will hold its annual celebrity golf event at The Oxfordshire Golf Hotel and Spa in an effort to raise funds towards research into curing spinal cord injury.
David Nicholls, founder of nsif, said: “The golf event, over the years, has raised an astounding £1 million towards scientific research into curing paralysis from spinal cord injury.
“We are exceptionally grateful to suppliers like iRiS who understand that to make this day the great success it is, it takes a lot of people lending their skills and services to the charity. That way our supporters’ generous donations can go directly where they want them to go: towards advancing scientific progress and treating a condition that affects millions of people around the world.”
Most notably, nsif funds the work of Professor Geoffrey Raisman, of the UCL Institute of Neurology, and Dr. Tabakow, of Wroclaw Medical University. The work of these two scientists and their teams has succeeded in helping a patient with complete paralysis regain some sensations and functions including the ability to walk with a frame. This world first amazed the medical world and gave millions of spinal injured people hope.
nsif’s goal is to continue supporting this vital research into curing paralysis. This research could cost between £5 million and £10 million over the next five years.
“We are very happy and proud to support nsif, we hope last year’s major breakthrough will result in a significant increase in donations from this year’s event.” Said Jason Jefferys, iRiS Software Systems’ CEO.
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nsif is a charity devoted solely to research into treatment for spinal cord injury.
It was set up by David Nicholls following an accident that left his son Daniel paralysed at the age of 18.It supports research led by Professor Geoffrey Raisman, a pioneering neuroscientist based at the UCL Institute of Neurology. It also funds a project led by Dr. Pawel Tabakow, a leading surgeon at Wrocław Medical University. Dr. Tabakow’s work aims to translate Professor Raisman’s research into a clinical approach to treating spinal cord injury.
Despite the significant medical breakthrough featured on BBC One’s Panorama programme, much research still needs to be conducted in this area. nsif needs to raise considerable further money to continue to fund this research.
More information on the website www.nsif.org.uk
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