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Southmead Hospital Charity
Southmead Hospital Charity

Dynasty reunion for Long-Covid research

Why we need your help

Imagine waking up every day, feeling breathlessness, fatigue, muscle aches and not being able to remember much from the previous week. You call your doctor, who understands your symptoms, but has no treatment to help you. This is the reality for hundreds of thousands of people across the world, who are suffering from Long-Covid. 

Currently, very little is known about Long-Covid and its long-lasting, debilitating symptoms. The stars of Dynasty, led by Emma Samms, a.k.a Fallon Carrington Colby, are reuniting in their 40th anniversary year in a virtual quiz, to raise money for ground-breaking our Long-Covid research.

They need your help 

NHS researchers in Bristol are working with partners across the world to study Long-Covid, its causes, symptoms and possible therapies to help sufferers. The project relies on your donations.  

In March 2020, researchers at North Bristol NHS Trust began monitoring patients who had tested positive for Covid-19.

They found that even three months on, 74% of patients reported ongoing symptoms related to Covid-19 including breathlessness, fatigue and muscle aches. 

Working in partnership with Yale University, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Bristol this global project aims to understand how ‘overactive’ immunity may be leading to extended activation of T-cells (the white blood cells which work in several different ways to help protect us from diseases like Covid-19), months after they would be expected to return to normal.

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of the few places in the UK that is licensed to grow the Covid-19 virus in its labs, meaning its research will have a long-lasting worldwide influence.

Thank you for your support

If you would like to make a donation of $1,500 or more from the US to support this Long-Covid research, please contact Cate Everitt at Bristol's Southmead Hospital Charity team on +44 07514 941 393 or

Thank you so much for supporting the amazing cast of Dynasty and their efforts to help Long-Covid sufferers across the world. Your donation to this research will be processed by Southmead Hospital Charity. 

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May 16, 2021

Antony Knight

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Apr 05, 2021

James Tringham

Bravo Emma, here's hoping. James x

(plus 50.00 giftaid)

Apr 03, 2021

Paul and Katy

Dear Emma. Congratulations on your incredible Dynasty auction event and fund-raising efforts! Much love, Paul & Katy

(plus 12.50 giftaid)

Mar 29, 2021

Kate Hetzel

Dear Emma, Well done on all the work on a great cause which will only become more important.


Mar 27, 2021

John Connon

What a fun reunion show! Thanks for organizing. Hoping you raise lots of funds for research!


Mar 26, 2021

Paul Nicky

(plus 25.00 giftaid)

Mar 25, 2021

Enda Guinan

From a fellow longhauler. Good luck with the research - I reckon a lot of us will really need it sooner rather than later! (No pressure... :) )

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Mar 22, 2021



Mar 21, 2021


Well done

(plus 6.25 giftaid)

Mar 21, 2021



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