Innovation Agency announces chosen charities for 2020
The choice was made after all Innovation Agency staff were asked to propose charities, with over 20 nominations being made followed by a vote.
James’ Place opened in 2018 as a non-clinical centre for men experiencing suicidal crisis, the first of its kind in the UK. James’ Place was formed by Clare Milford Haven and Nick Wentworth-Stanley in 2008, after they lost their 21-year-old son, James, to suicide.
North West Cancer Research is an independent charity which funds pioneering research to tackle the cause, improve the care and find a cure for cancer. The charity focuses on the types of cancer that most affect people living across North West England and North Wales.
A group of Innovation Agency staff are now coming up with plans for team and individual fundraising activities.
Innovation Agency Chief Executive Dr Liz Mear yesterday said:
“James’ Place and North West Cancer Research are two charities which represent issues very close to the hearts of us all at the Innovation Agency.
“I’m very proud that all Innovation Agency staff have undertaken Zero Suicide training provided online by Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust; while most of us have been touched by cancer.”
Alastair Richards, CEO of North West Cancer Research yesterday said:
“We are delighted to have been chosen as one of The Innovation Agency’s charities for 2020. Our organisations are closely aligned to as we both prioritise ground-breaking innovation and solutions for the benefit of the region.
“We look forward to working together closely over the next 12 months.”
Ellen O’Donoghue, Executive Director of James’ Place yesterday said:
“We are delighted that the Innovation Agency has announced James’ Place as one of their charities of the year. It means a lot to us to have been chosen by the staff of an organisation doing such important work in the NHS. With their support we will continue to help men in suicidal crisis to find hope for the future.”
Latest News from
Help for businesses to ‘excel in health’08/01/2021 09:10:00
A series of workshops is on offer to North West Coast businesses with products aimed at health and care organisations.
Applications open for Pathway Tranformation Fund22/12/2020 11:05:00
Applications for phase three of the Pathway Transformation Fund (PTF) will open from Monday 4 January.
Cheshire inventors receive health tech funding for innovative foot blister prevention pad03/12/2020 09:10:00
The Cheshire-based inventors of a ground-breaking blister prevention pad have received £10,000 funding to further develop their technology in the NHS.
AHSN Network delivers almost £500m in economic growth24/11/2020 09:10:00
The Innovation Agency and its fellow 14 Academic Health Science Networks (AHSNs) have generated nearly £500m in inward investment in the last two years, new figures reveal.
New career routes in psychological professions18/11/2020 09:10:00
A ground-breaking new career route for psychology graduates to enter the NHS is being launched in the North West Coast.
Cheshire and Merseyside Baby Week17/11/2020 12:25:00
Six days of activities to boost the health of mums and babies are taking place this week, 16-22 November, with the support of the Innovation Agency.
New chief exec for Innovation Agency26/10/2020 12:25:00
The Innovation Agency has appointed Dr Phil Jennings as chief executive, four years after he joined the organisation as medical director, later becoming deputy chief executive.
Facemask manufacturing facility launched by family business in Lancashire26/10/2020 10:15:00
A manufacturing facility for civilian and surgical masks has been launched by Lancashire family business Issa Group. The new facility, Walton Mill, is based in the heart of Lancashire.