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Burns Appeal on track to reach £100,000 target

15 October 2010

To mark the fifth anniversary of the 7/7 bombing, Davinia Turrell—who was treated in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s Burns Unit for injuries she sustained in the Edgware Road tube bombing—gave an exclusive interview to the Evening Standard to launch Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s £100,000 Burns Appeal.

To mark the fifth anniversary of the 7/7 bombing, Davinia Turrell—who was treated in Chelsea and Westminster Hospital’s Burns Unit for injuries she sustained in the Edgware Road tube bombing—gave an exclusive interview to the Evening Standard to launch Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s £100,000 Burns Appeal.

Just two months after the launch on 7 July, donations to the Burns Appeal have reached more than £75,000.

Major donations were received from The Sun and Daily Star newspapers, as well as the Katie Piper Foundation which was set up by former Chelsea and Westminster Hospital burns patient Katie Piper who was the victim of a acid attack.

There was also a significant response from many other former patients of the Burns Unit as well as the general public.

Gary Lawson, Chief Executive of Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, says: “We have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the public. We are pleased that we have also raised awareness of the excellent care that the Burns Service at Chelsea and Westminster provides for patients.”

The £100,000 Appeal aims to fund a two-year pilot programme for a Clinical Psychologist post within the Burns Service.

You can make a donation to the Burns Appeal by contacting the Charity on 020 3315 6600, emailing appeal@chelwestcharity.org.uk or donating online at www.chelwestcharity.org.uk/burns.