WELLBEING OF WOMEN AT DOWNING STREET
Samantha Cameron personally congratulated royal surgeon-gynaecologist Marcus Setchell on his appointment as Honorary President of Wellbeing of Women. The Prime Minister’s wife greeted Mr Setchell at a Downing Street reception to mark the beginning of the 50th year celebrations of Wellbeing of Women.
Among the 120 guests at the event were Wellbeing of Women, Vice Chairman Eve Pollard OBE, Charity Ambassador Fiona Bruce, Gloria Hunniford and Janet Ellis along with loyal supporters, staff and volunteers. Over the last decade, whilst serving as surgeon and gynaecologist to the Queen, Mr Setchell has raised £1.5m for Wellbeing of Women through a series of impressive ‘Hike for Hope’ treks.
Sir Victor Blank, Chairman of Wellbeing of Women said: “We are delighted that Marcus Setchell has agreed to become our Honorary President. I know he will provide great wisdom and guidance to our work and to the young doctors and midwives that Wellbeing of Women support. Wellbeing of Women has made a significant and vital contribution to improving women’s health over the past 50 years but there is still so much to do. I am very grateful to Mrs Cameron for inviting us to thank our loyal supporters with such a special evening at Number 10.”
The 2014 Research Grant Round is now OPEN.
We invite applications for projects in basic science, clinical or translational research in the areas of Pregnancy and Childbirth, including pre-term birth, miscarriage and fertility, Quality of Life issues such as menopause, incontinence and prolapse, sexual health, menstrual disorders and endometriosis and Gynaecological Cancers.
In addition to the above subjects we would particularly invite applications for projects related to the menopause.
Please visit our research page for more information on applying.
THE WELLBEING OF WOMEN BABY BIO BANK IS NOW OPEN
Wellbeing of Women is delighted to announce the opening of the Baby Bio Bank, a unique database which will revolutionise research into the main complications of pregnancy: Intra-uterine Growth Restriction (IUGR); Recurrent Miscarriage; Prematurity and Pre-eclampsia.
With samples and medical data taken from the baby and both parents, this is the most detailed ‘whole family’ resource to be made available anywhere in the world. The Baby Bio Bank is available for researchers to access from anywhere in the world and will greatly help with both prevention and treatment of pregnancy complications..
To read more about the Bank or to apply to use it, please click here.