Charities Of The Year

Past chosen charities include;

One of the privileges of the President of York Medical Society is to nominate the three charities to receive our annual donations. They all should relate to healthcare; one local, one national and one international.

The society donates £1000 to each charity.

Prof Barry Wright’s chosen charities for 2021/2022 are as follows:

1. Martin House Children’s Hospice

Martin House children’s hospice provides support and care to children and young people up to aged 25 with life-limiting illness and their families.

We had an excellent talk from their lead medic Dr Michelle Hills.  Aside from the usual donation the charity comedy night in December 2021 raised a further £1250 for the hospice.

 

2. Young Minds

Young Minds is a charity supporting child mental health nationally and is close to my heart as a child psychiatrist

Providing young people with the tools to look after their mental health. 

More young people than ever before need support for their mental health and accessing that support quickly, can make a critical difference to those young people

3. Medecins Sans Frontieres

Medecins sans Frontieres was chosen prior to the unnecessary tragedies unfolding in Ukraine but has proved to be an important choice as they support medical and nursing care in war torn countries.

They provide medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or those with exclusion from healthcare.

2020-21 DR JONATHAN EVANS

  • Local: SASH (Safe and Sound Homes, York)
  • National: Samaritans
  • International: Kagando Hospital, Uganda

2019-20 PROF JAMES DRIFE

  • Local: SASH (Safe and Sound Homes, York)
  • National: Baby Lifeline (Maternity Training Charity, based near Coventry)
  • International: Global Rehabilitation (Training doctors in rehabilitation)

 2018-19 DR SARAH WATSON

  • Bereaved Children’s Support Group
  • Teleheal
  • Britain Nepal Medical Trust

 2017-18 MR GUS MCLAREN

  • York Against Cancer
  • The Autism Research Trust
  • The orthopaedic unit at the Lacor Charitable Hospital, Gulu, Uganda

 2016-17 DR JOHN REID 

  • York Down Syndrome Parents’ Group
  • Dementia UK
  • Kwa Mkono Disabled Children’s Trust

 2015-16 DR ROBERT ADAMS

  • Poppleton Railway Garden Nursery
  • Rethink Mental illness UK
  • The Bhopal Medical Appeal

 

 

 

 

  2014-15 DR KATHRYN GRIFFITH

  • EMR4DW ( Electronic medical records for the developing world)
  • Candlelighters
  • Give A Kidney

 2013-14 DR IAN LYALL

  • Christian Aid
  • North York Music Therapy Centre
  • Prostate Cancer UK – £1000

 2012-13 DR IAN JACKSON

  • York against Cancer
  • St Leonards Hospice
  • PEPAIDS
  • College of Medicine

2011-12 MR ANDREW GRACE

  • York against Cancer
  • Hearing Dogs for the Deaf
  • Archbishop of York Appeal (Community Centre for the Deaf in Cairo)
  • Water Aid
  • York Resource Centre for Deafened People

 PRIOR 

  • The Parkinson’s Society
  • Hamlin Fistula UK
  • Our Celebration
  • THET (Tropical Health & Education Trust)
  • Yorkshire Air Ambulance
  • Children with Leukaemia
  • The Wellbeing of Women Organisation
  • The Hearing Impaired, Bootham
  • Ms Audrey Bell Midwife York Hospital (Indonesia as a VSO)