Calling all businesses!
Here at Sepsis Research FEAT one of our main focusses for 2022 is to reach more businesses across the UK in order to spread the word about sepsis and to see if there is an opportunity to work with them in some way.
Many small businesses run Charity of the Year programmes or have nominated charities that they support with fundraising activities. However, with so many charities to choose from, and competition for fundraising so intense since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult for us to grab the attention of a small business and gain their support.
Around 250,000 people in the UK are affected by sepsis every year. That means that many firms are likely to have an employee who has personally been affected by sepsis, or knows of someone who has been. We would love to speak to these organisations to let them know how important it is to be aware of sepsis and tell them more about the work that we do.
As a supporter of Sepsis Research FEAT, we really hope that you can help us reach more businesses by putting us in touch with your employer or any other businesses that you have connections with.
As a first step we would offer an awareness talk, in person or virtually, so that the business can learn more about sepsis and the work that we do. These can be run as a ‘lunch and learn’ session for employees that take only 40-45 minutes. These sessions are a great way of bringing workplaces together and engaging staff in a topic that has affected a work colleague. We can discuss any fundraising or partnership opportunities with the business, if that is something that they would be interested in.
So we are asking you for just one thing. Please do let us know of the name of your own business, or any other firms that you feel we could approach. It would be very useful if you are able to provide a contact name within the organisation and indicate whether you would be happy for us to mention your name as a connection to sepsis. If you would prefer, we would also be happy for you to make the approach on our behalf and then pass on our details- whatever you feel most comfortable with. It would be helpful if you could let us know that you are making an approach yourself.
Our main objective is that sepsis is talked about and recognised more in the business world. Any fundraising or partnership opportunities would only be discussed if that is something that the business has indicated that they are interested in exploring.
To get in touch just go to https://sepsisresearch.org.uk/contact-us/
Dr Kenneth Baillie appointed Professor of Experimental Medicine
Sepsis Research FEAT was delighted to hear at the end of last month that Dr Kenneth Baillie has been appointed Professor of Experimental Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
This is tremendous news and well-deserved recognition of the enormous contribution made by Dr Baillie to the field of Intensive Care Medicine in general and to the worldwide response to COVID-19 in particular.
Sepsis Research FEAT is proud to have financially supported Professor Baillie’s world-leading GenOMICC research from the outset and we send him our warmest congratulations.