A large number of volunteers, friends and supporters joined staff and trustees at the Trust’s 10th anniversary celebrations at the House of Commons on 23 October. Hosted by MP Stephen Hammond, the event celebrated the success of the Trust’s mission to provide information, education and support.
On behalf of all the trustees, Alex Peace-Gadsby thanked staff, friends, volunteers, supporters and corporates, whose generosity is the lifeblood of the charity. She also expressed her gratitude to the Trust’s medical advisers and added that the Trust’s information suite is recognised by the Department of Health and is available in hospitals nationwide.
Alex stressed the value of the Trust by saying that it receives 50,000 hits a month and receives many emails and telephone calls every day, with the support offered sometimes saving lives.
She also stressed the need to encourage best practice to prevent future deaths and the importance of alleviating distress to sufferers, including support in a future pregnancy or for those left infertile.
The future … Looking forward to the next ten years, Alex said that the Trust will not rest until there are no deaths and no trauma. Specific plans are already in place for a conference for specialists in 2009, a distance learning package and a medical section on the website.
Wishing the Trust a very happy birthday, Alex invited her fellow trustees to join her in cutting the special birthday cake.