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Charity set up in memory of former student needs new business partner


Charity set up in memory of former student needs new business partner

by Henry James (September 2021)

A CHARITY based in Parbold, which funds ground-breaking research into the treatment and prevention of brain haemorrhages and strokes, is on the lookout for a principal business partner to support its vision.

The Natalie Kate Moss Trust was set up in 2012 following the sudden death of 26-year-old University of Manchester alumni, Natalie Moss, following a brain haemorrhage.

Natalie, from Parbold, studied Textile Design and Design Management at the university from 2004-2008.

The Natalie Kate Moss Trust is now on the lookout for a principal business partner to support it through an annual pledge of £30,000.

In return, the charity will offer the business a number of significant benefits including publicity and promotional opportunities as well as guaranteed places in a number of race events and access to the University of Manchester for PR purposes and after-dinner speeches.

Natalie’s sister, Fiona Moss, co-founder and trustee of the Natalie Kate Moss Trust, said: “Most of us have been affected, either directly or indirectly, by strokes and we want to work in partnership with a business that wants to help us to fund this world class research and make a real change in the treatment and prevention of stroke worldwide.

“We also want a business partner that will see this as an opportunity to boost the team spirit of their workforce by encouraging them all to support this fantastic cause.”

Earlier this year, the charity committed to raising £300,000 for the University of Manchester to fund further research into brain haemorrhage.

This will fund the salary and running costs of a post PhD research fellow for three and a half years, within the stroke research team at the recently launched Geoffrey Jefferson Brain Research Centre.

Statistics from Brain Research UK, show that stroke occurs more than 100,000 times per year in the UK, once every five minutes. It is the fourth single leading cause of death in the UK, responsible for 35,000 deaths annually. That's a life lost every 17 minutes.

Professor Stuart Allan from the University of Manchester said: “This death rate has not changed in over 30 years, which is in stark contrast to other diseases where the death rates have dramatically improved.

“There is currently no successful treatment for haemorrhagic stroke and this is a key area of research focus for the Manchester Stroke Group.”

To find out more about working with the Natalie Kate Moss Trust, visit the website: www.nataliekatemoss.co.uk or email nataliekatemoss@gmail.com.



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