Restore - Advancing Burn and Scar Research
Who we are
Why is Restore's work important?
Each year over 250,000 people in the UK suffer a burn. The physical and psychological effects of scarring can be devastating, particularly for children who make up a majority of burn victims .
There is currently no way of preventing scarring or successfully treating burns through medication..
Restore’s funding of cutting-edge burn and scar research will change this and help millions of people because scarring happens in the big diseases like heart attacks, liver cirrhosis, lung fibrosis and Alzheimer’s.
What we do:
FUND medical research as advised by an independent committee of scientists and clinicians. At present we support 3 major projects at John Radcliffe Hospital,Oxford, Stoke Mandeville Hospital and North Bristol NHS Trust
SUPPORT a Fellows programme for those undertaking cutting edge research
ENGAGE with businesses and schools, as well as related services like the fire brigade
COLLABORATE with other charities that have like-minded interests and mutual causes
INFORM the public, the NHS, and scientific community about our new medical knowledge
Who do we aim to help?
- The children and elderly who are the most frequent victims of burns and subsequent scars.
- The armed forces who suffer chemical and other wounds in conflict.
- People of all ages who sadly suffer a bad burn or wound that leaves them disfigured as a result.
- All burns patients who need their emotional well-being restored