Friday, 23 April 2010

Minnie Mouse might understand

Me, I just don't know what it is all about

The Tree of Hope Charity
The Tree of Hope offers hope to the families of sick and disabled UK children who need specialist surgery or additional medical treatment and therapy, in order to save their lives, and to give a better quality of life, and to help free them from suffering, by funding the treatment required...
Sometimes the lack of knowledge, facilities and equipment in this country means that treatment is better in other countries. Most Treatments and Therapies can be found in the United Kingdom, but, some Treatments are only available abroad....
We fund the Treatment, but we also urgently need funds for a treatment clinic and therapy centre.
The Pető Institute connection

A lady from Hastings has just raised £300 by running in a local half-Marathon –

Well done Nicola!

Nicola Tapsell representing ABT Plumbing ran in the recent 2010 Hastings Half Marathonand completed the race in 2hrs 40 minutes dressed as Minnie Mouse – and raised over £300 pounds.

Never mind the quantity, feel the width

Why do people go to the Pető Institute?

The chap with the hair is, I think the Crown Prince of Japan. More interesting (to me) are the four links at the foot of this page:
  • two of these are to photograph collections (the lady on the front of one of these was HRH Diana Princess of Wales)
  • one is to CBS News' Mind and muscle newsreel
  • one is to the well-known CE-sceptical article by Robinson et al. from the British Medical Journal, from 1989.
This article was mentioned on Conductive World earlier this month:

It is interesting to see the article in the BMJ being displayed to justify what it did not consider necessary. Never mind evidence-base: what about evidence-use?

What does the money buy?

Here's an example –

Funds already raised have recently enabled Bethany to complete an initial 3 month course of therapy at the Institute where she made good progress towards acquiring the skills necessary to improve her quality of life. However, this therapy must be maintained in order to retain and build upon these improvements. We therefore need to raise more money to enable her to return to the Institute twice a year for a month at a time over the next few years, at a cost of around £2000 per month.

That's a lot of money. A lot of Minnie Mouse fundraising and whatever else it takes to raise this.

The Tree of Hope Charity is based in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex. How many CE services of different kinds are there within a fairly short drive away? How many in the UK as a whole?  

Minnie Mouse might understand. Me, I just don't know what it is all about.

1 comment:

  1. See Charity Commission register entry: