Earlier this year, Ed Jackson joined The Forever Friends Appeal as an ambassador for the new RNHRD and Therapies Centre fundraising campaign. We’re delighted to have him on-board, helping us increase awareness and raise funds for the much-needed new Centre that will bring together a number of services including rheumatology, therapies and a number of pain management services under one roof, in a new purpose-built facility at the Royal United Hospitals, (RUH) Bath.
The former Bath Rugby back row player had a freak accident at a family barbeque in April last year. He dived into the shallow end of a swimming pool thinking it was the deep end, and was left with a broken neck. At 28 years old, he was told at the time that he may not walk again.
But, after a gruelling recovery and rehabilitation at three different hospitals, including the Royal United Hospitals Bath, he’s making incredible progress.
“As a spinal injury patient, I have learned just how important the environment is to wellbeing and recovery, having spent so much time lying down and staring at the ceiling, and unable to leave the hospital setting. Therapeutic environments, calming surroundings and mental stimulation are hugely beneficial. Staff at the RUH do an amazing job, and I believe that they should be supported by working in the right environments to help them to deliver the best level of care too.
“We need the public’s support to help raise the much needed funds towards an innovative and therapeutic new centre. Thanks to the Brownsword Match Funding Challenge, every pound you donate will be matched by the Brownsword Charitable Foundation, doubling all your support. If you can support the campaign, please click here. ”