RHN receives grant from Million Dollar Round Table Foundation
15 March 2017
The Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation has awarded a $5,000 (£4,091) grant to the RHN, a national medical charity in Putney, South West London. The RHN is a well-respected charitable hospital and research centre which cares for adults with brain injuries. It provides specialist care, therapies and innovative technology to meet the complex needs of people with profound disabilities.
Through its global grants programs, the MDRT Foundation is committed to building stronger families and communities around the globe. This year, the MDRT Foundation will award over $1 million, in MDRT member endorsed grants to more than 200 charitable organisations worldwide.
Representing the MDRT Foundation, Ian Green, visited the hospital and presented this grant to the RHN’s Chief Executive Paul Allen on 7 March 2017.
The generous grant will be used to support the music therapy department, who as part of a multi-disciplinary team provide therapeutic musical stimulation for patients on a 1:1 basis or as part of a group. Music therapy techniques help patients improve their cognitive, communication, physical and psychological skills.
The charity’s Chief Executive Paul Allen said:
“We are proud to be able to offer music therapy at the RHN and it is a very important part of rehabilitation here. It means so much to the patients who truly benefit from the sessions and we continue to see some great progress and outstanding outcomes from those involved. We are all very grateful to the MDRT Foundation for this grant and I’m pleased to have been able to meet their representative and show exactly how and where it will be spent.