The Nicholls Spinal Injury Foundation (NSIF), is hosting its first online silent auction to raise funds for research towards curing spinal paralysis.
The auction – hosted in partnership with Givergy – started on 20th November and runs until 6th December.
Luxury experiences ahoy
It invites participants to bid on experiences at some of the biggest names in luxury hotels globally including the Mandarin Oriental in New York, Washington, Boston, Macau and Guangzhou and the Landmark Hotel in Hong Kong.
On the list is also a chance to throw a party for 100 at Langan’s Brasserie, a day and evening at Anton Mosimann’s Private Dining Club, and luxurious London stays at the Connaught and The Goring.
David Nicholls, founder and trustee of NSIF, commented: “We are delighted to partner with Givergy, whose cutting-edge technology will offer a seamless experience to all our patrons and supporters.
“It is also an exciting time for nsif as we enter our next phase of funding spinal research and supporting scientific development.
“We look forward to this collaborative effort and the continued generosity of our supporters, which will bring us one step closer to curing spinal injury.”
Funding great work
Last year, and for the first time in history, scientists recorded the reconnection of severed long spinal nerve fibres.
This breakthrough has had huge implications for the future of research into spinal injury. Through cell transplantation surgery, followed by intensive rehabilitation over a period of more than two years, the scientists NSIF supports have been able to restore assisted walking and some sensation and function to one patient.
Following the success of the first patient, the charity aims to support the research project through to the development of a recognised treatment for spinal cord injury.
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