Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation, the past players network of Wasps, men and women, amateur and professional announced recently that they have issued a small grant award of £2,500 to Action for A-T.
The donation will support work being undertaken at Nottingham University Hospital, which aims to measure the lung heath in A-T patients. This involves a relatively simple process for able-bodied patients but due to various respiratory issues associated with the condition, monitoring lung health in A-T patients is a lot more complicated.
Sean Kelly of Action for A-T said of the donation: “We are so grateful for the generous support of the Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation. Their donation totalling £2,500 is a significant amount for our small charity which will help us in our quest to find a cure or therapy for A-T. The funds will be committed to our IMAGIN-A-T project at the Nottingham University Hospital to help cover the cost of the Oxygen Enhanced MRI scans which will be administered to 25 children with A-T.”
Genevieve Glover, Chair of Wasps Legends Charitable Foundation said of the announcement: “We are very pleased to be supporting Action for A-T with a small grant donation. Ataxia Telangiectasia (A-T) is a progressive inherited condition and the research that is being carried out to enhance survival rates within patients is essential to help the children and their families with such a rare condition.”