Playing the Royal Papworth Charity Lottery means making a difference to people's lives. You are helping to keep Royal Papworth Hospital at the forefront of the battle against heart and lung disease - not just now but for generations to come.
Yvonne has Brugda’s syndrome, a rare genetic condition that affects the way electrical signals pass through the heart. It can be life-threatening and as the condition is genetic, it has been passed down to one of her daughters and one of her granddaughters.
Royal Papworth Hospital has fitted Yvonne with an I.C.D., her own personal defibrillator which has saved her life on several occasions. Thanks to the care Yvonne has received, she has been able to lead the active lifestyle she loves and spend precious years watching her grandchildren grow.
Yvonne said “Royal Papworth Hospital is doing an amazing job of keeping me alive and the research they do is second to none. Research into heart conditions such as Brugda’s syndrome is so important as it is the only way to move forward and to help eradicate them for future generations to come.”
Royal Papworth Charity supports all aspects of the work of Royal Papworth Hospital, the UK's leading heart and lung centre.
- In the UK, one in every four deaths is caused by cardiovascular disease and 20% of deaths by respiratory disease.
- Heart and circulatory diseases cause just over 1 in 3 deaths globally; that's more than 19 million deaths each year
- COPD, asthma, acute lower respiratory tract infections, TB and lung cancer are among most common causes of severe illness and death worldwide.
The funds raised help medical staff to keep pace with the very latest technology and training - enabling patients to receive the very best treatments and care available. Royal Papworth Charity is dedicated to funding pioneering medicine and innovative surgical advances to not only transform the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients but also help shape cardiothoracic medicine internationally.