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Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch will help fund Hospital’s Pain Management Programme

New initiative secures important funding for veterans

On November 15th at the Lord Mayor’s Launch Reception for the 2019 Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch, the Co-Chairmen announced a new initiative.

Over the last two years, King Edward VII Hospital’s Centre for Veterans’ Health has developed – and tested – a Pain Management Programme specifically for veterans.

King Edward VII’s  Hospital has already fully funded the bespoke facilities for the Centre for Veterans’ Health, as it has the overheads and management costs of the Pain Management Programme.

However, it will still leave a shortfall of about £6,500 for each individual veteran to be able to participate in the Programme.

The Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch will fund, as part of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s grant-giving, up to 18 veterans on the Programme, in each of the next three years. This will cost up to £120,000 each year.

Tim Brawn, Director of Veterans’ Health at King Edward VII’s Hospital said: “This is wonderful news; so many veterans need help with their pain,and our Programme is delivering that help. We want to expand and treat even more veterans and this grant will enable us to do so.

We are very grateful to the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for their generosity.’

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