BAPS Charities Donates £15,000 to Imperial College Trust
BAPS Charities presented a cheque for £15,000 to the Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust on Saturday 25 June 2016 at BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir, London.
Dr Stephen Mangar, Consultant Oncologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London, was present at the evening assembly to receive the donation. Dr Mangar has conducted extensive research in developing treatments for prostate cancer.
Following the presentation, Dr Mangar addressed the assembly and thanked BAPS Charities “for your very kind donation”. He went on to say: “What stimulates me to strive for constant improvement through research is for those who have suffered before to leave a legacy to those suffering now and in the future. This kind gift of money will be used to fund research in prostate cancer.
“What is remarkable about this evening is that the money has come from a community from whom at least one of their members has been under my care and has undergone this journey. Despite his suffering, his resolve to help raise gifts of money is truly amazing.”
Dr Sejal Saglani, a lead volunteer for BAPS Charities and herself a Reader in Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College London, added, “BAPS Charities is committed to helping alleviate suffering for people affected by serious health conditions. The research by Dr Mangar is an important tool to achieving this objective and we are privileged to be able to help advance his programme and improve the quality of life of those affected by prostate cancer.”