ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN
We launched our World questions| King's answers campaign in November 2010, and set the ambitious fundraising goal of reaching £500 million by 2015.
However, thanks to the generosity of our alumni, friends, staff and students, we've already reached our goal, a year and a half before schedule. Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign.
However, the true measure of our success is not how much money we've raised, but in the number of lives we can change.
Because of the overwhelming support we've had so far, we’ve been able to help millions of people and change their lives for the better.
These are just a few of the important issues we’ve been able to work on thanks to your donations:
- We've developed a screening technique for inherited metabolic diseases that is used on every baby born in the UK.
- We've developed innovative treatments to help millions of terminally-ill people breathe more easily.
- We’re teaching the brain to repair itself using stem cells, to give hope to stroke patients.
- We've undertaken the world's largest study into peanut allergy prevention.
- We've advised the government to limit tours of duty to avoid jeopardising our soldiers’ mental health.
- We’re developing a new breast cancer treatment that destroys only cancer cells, leaving healthy cells intact.
These advancements are making a positive difference to so many people worldwide, but we've still got lots of work to do. That’s why we want to raise another £100 million. Why?
- Because every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer.
- Because by 2021 there will be over one million people with dementia.
- Because 38 per cent of the world’s armed conflicts are fought in Africa.
- Because in 2012, 6.6 million children under the age of five died worldwide.
- Because we can't let the best and brightest miss out on an education because of tuition fees.
The questions are too great to stop now. Our campaign continues, so that our world-leading academics, researchers and clinicians can continue to try to solve some of the biggest challenges facing people worldwide.
Please join us.