Despite the wet start, it didn’t damped the spirits of our fabulous walkers taking part in the Snowpaedic Challenge 2021. It was a wonderful day and I know from the many comments that everyone enjoyed it.
Our team of amazing supporters have raised over £3,000 towards the Orthopaedic Institute Veterans Research and Education Fund. We are really grateful to everyone who supported us.
We are also proud to have raised the initial funds to launch the campaign at the House of Commons to build a new Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre. This has resulted in a £6 million pioneering facility being built onsite at our world-renowned hospital. It is the UK’s first orthopaedic centre for Armed Forces Veterans offering patients a dedicated care environment which has a more familiar military feel. It will be known as the Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre with plans for the upper floor of the centre to offer dedicated Research offices and Educational facilities.
The Orthopaedic Institute Charity look forward to continuing our support of Lt Col Carl Meyer, Consultant Military Orthopaedic Surgeon and his team as the centre evolves.