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‘Crazy Rich Asians’ themed fundraiser brings in £18,000 in support of the NeoART Trial!

5th August 2019

St George’s Hospital Charity and the NeoART Trial raise an incredible amount to support bowel cancer patients.

Earlier in the year, St George’s Hospital Charity and the NeoART Trial hosted a ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ themed fundraiser at the Mango Tree, Belgravia. We welcomed over 100 guests for a drinks reception and delicious three course meal, a live and silent auction, a fashion show and live music from ‘Chinese Elvis’. A brilliant night was had by all and we are incredibly grateful to Eddie and Joyce Lim and their amazing team at Mango Tree for generously hosting the evening.

On the night we raised over £18,000 in support of the NeoART Trial, researching innovative cures for bowel cancer with the aim of enhancing the lives of thousands of people living with the disease. This goes towards our grand total of £35,000 raised for the NeoART Trial so far in 2019.

The NeoART Trial is a national bowel cancer trial running at seven NHS sites throughout the UK, researching the use of an established antimalarial drug as a potential treatment for bowel cancer. Results from this trial will also positively impact future studies into other cancer types including cervical cancer and leukaemia. To find out more, please visit NeoART Trial or contact Yolanda Augustin on 020 8725 5722 or yaugusti@sgul.ac.uk.

St George’s Hospital Charity supports the NeoART Trial as well as funding other research initiatives across St George’s Trust. As a charity we also fund major redevelopments, state-of-the-art medical equipment and staff development at St George’s Hospital and Queen Mary’s Hospital. We also support Arts St George’s to ensure that the Charity’s art collection, innovative arts programmes, projects and commissions enhance the well-being of patients and staff. Through fundraising the Charity is able to fund projects which touch the lives of the thousands of people cared for by the hospitals each year.

Thank you to all those who made the evening such a fantastic success, including Eddie and Joyce Lim, the entire Mango Tree team, our wonderful volunteers, guests, contributors and donors.

If you’re interested in supporting the NeoART Trial, please contact our Major Gifts Manager, Lisa Condon, on 020 8725 1348 or email lisa.condon@stgeorges.nhs.uk.

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