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New Chairman for Children’s Hospital Trust Fund

26 January 2012

After 20 years as Chairman of the Children’s Hospital Trust Fund, Dr Martin Brueton has handed over to Paediatric Surgeon Mr Munther Haddad with Consultant Neonatologist Dr Gary Hartnoll replacing Munther as Vice-Chair.

Photo: Mr Munther Haddad (centre) with Dr Gary Hartnoll (left) and Dr Martin Brueton.

After 20 years as Chairman of the Children’s Hospital Trust Fund, Dr Martin Brueton has handed over to Paediatric Surgeon Mr Munther Haddad with Consultant Neonatologist Dr Gary Hartnoll replacing Munther as Vice-Chair.

The Children’s Hospital Trust Fund is a children’s and babies’ charity at Chelsea and Westminster that raises money to make a difference to the lives of sick children and babies in the hospital by buying urgently needed equipment.

It was set up in 1981 at our predecessor hospital, the Westminster Children’s Hospital, by a team of doctors including Martin Brueton who spent 28 years as a Consultant Paediatrician and Gastroenterologist first at Westminster Children’s and then at Chelsea and Westminster.

Currently the charity is running The Pluto Appeal which aims to raise £1.5 million for a children’s surgery robot as part of the Children’s Sunshine Appeal to raise £5 million for the new Chelsea Children’s Hospital.

Dr Brueton said: “The generosity of our benefactors continues to amaze me, as does the dedication of the Trustees. In the 20 years during which I have been Chairman £1.25 million has been raised for specific projects and many thousands more has been made available in small grants to support a wide variety of other initiatives.

“I am delighted that The Pluto Appeal is now well on track to raising £1.5 million to buy the first paediatric robotic surgical system in the South of England.”