Edinburgh firm's life-saving support
We are very pleased to be working alongside the Artemis Charitable Foundation - who's support is helping us reach a further 100,000 children and train Burundi’s first paediatric surgeon.
The Foundation, which has chosen us as their beneficiary health charity, recently donated £25,000 to our No Room to Operate appeal.
We've been delighted to have the generous support of the Foundation since 2021. Last year, they donated a further £25k towards a paediatric Operating Room at AIC Kijabe hospital in Kenya. The amazing transformation can be seen below.
During our partnership, they've also helped fund the training of KidsOR scholar Dr. Alliance Niyukuri. Based in Malawi, Dr. Alliance will return to his native Burundi as one of the country's first paediatric surgeons after graduating.
This November, three Artemis staff members – Lucy Gill, Karen Elliot and Lawrence Gosling will take part in the New York Marathon to raise money for the charity.
Lawrence Gosling from Artemis said: “I’m running for Kids Operating Room because when I had major surgery in London nearly 20 years ago, I woke every day to see a children’s picture of Old MacDonald’s Farm! It cheered me up and made the situation less daunting. So, I can see how creating the right hospital environment for children in developing countries can be so important. As a parent and now grandparent having the opportunity to give something back is too good an opportunity to turn down.”
Frances Irvine, Campaign Director at Kids Operating Room, said: “There are 1.7 billion children globally who do not have access to surgical care when they need it. Kids Operating Room is the only charity in the world addressing this by installing state of the art Operating Rooms and training local surgical teams.
"It is fundamental to us to have partners like Artemis supporting our work so that together we can provide more children with access to safe surgery. “The Artemis Charitable Foundation has a long history of generously supporting international and local charities. Working closely with Artemis allows us to make great strides in global health, such as funding the first paediatric surgeon in Burundi. We are truly honoured to be chosen as their health charity and we look forward to working closely together.”
Derek Stuart, Chair of the Artemis Charitable Foundation and Co-Founder of Artemis Investment Management, said: “We are proud to be supporting Kids Operating Room’s aim of providing safe surgery for children around the world
“The progress the charity has made in only five years is remarkable and we hope our support over the next year will push forward their objective of delivering safer surgery – and ultimately saving more children’s lives”.