Cure Leukaemia's Chairman Geoff Cousins visited the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at Birmingham's Queen Elizabeth Hospital to see the impact funds raised for the charity have had on this world class facility.
Cure Leukaemia specialist research nurse Donna Walsh and senior charge nurse at the CCH, Dave Waldron gave Geoff a tour of the facility which was expanded in 2017 thanks to an additional £1million raised by Cure Leukaemia and a grant of £2.4million by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP).
As of January 2020, Cure Leukaemia now funds clinical positions at this Centre and 11 others across the United Kingdom forming the Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network. As a result, a catchment area of 20 million people have access to potentially life-saving treatments for blood cancer through clinical trials that are able to run thanks to Cure Leukaemia's funding. Not only do these treatments help save lives but they also contribute to global progress towards finding effective treatments for all forms of blood cancer.
Cure Leukaemia’s incoming Chairman has worked in a number of countries in key leadership and business transforming roles, including CFO North America for Jaguar Land Rover before leading Jaguar UK as Managing Director through its biggest cultural and business transformation in its history during the period 2006-11.
Geoff is currently Chairman of G&P Group Holdings, a world leading quality management provider, working closely with key automotive and aerospace manufacturers and associated supply chains to improve quality and efficiency levels. He also consults with private equity companies and is Visiting Professor of Global Governance at the University of South Wales.
Geoff has non – profit sector experience as a former member of the NSPCC national Corporate Development Board and Chairman of the NSPCC’s Business Group in Coventry and Warwickshire. In the sporting world he was a member of the Corporate Development Board for the Sport and Recreation Alliance and established the Jaguar Academy of Sport to support the development of the next generation of sports stars.
If you or your business are interested in supporting Cure Leukaemia please email Cure Leukaemia's Head of Corporate Partnerships Jackie Kelly to find out more: Jackie@cureleukaemia.co.uk.
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