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Donating through a charitable trust or foundation

A researcher in a laboratory holding a pipetteCharitable trusts and foundations play an important role in funding cutting-edge research into the prevention and cure of arthritis and improving the lives of people living with arthritis today.

If you’re a trustee, have contact with a trust, or are setting one up, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

To find out more about Arthritis Research UK’s work and to discuss how you could get involved, please contact Laura Varden on or 020 7307 2234.

Some of our charitable trust supporters

The Edith Florence Spencer Memorial Trust

Edith Florence Spencer was born in 1909. She was educated at Long Eaton Grammar School and worked for Customs and Exercise during the war. Her father died of heart disease in 1926. Her mother had arthritis but lived to the age of 90. 

Edith died in 2005 aged 95, lived in Ockbrook all her life and never married. When Edith made her will she decided to set up a charitable trust to 'provide for the relief of suffering causes to those persons with heart defects, heart disease, rheumatism and arthritis and any associated complaints'. 

Today Edith's Trust gives financial support to a wide range of people in need; including research at the University of Nottingham to ascertain;

  • how effective the seasonal flu vaccination really is for people with inflammatory arthritis, who are taking immune-supressing treatments
  • if the proportion of people with inflammatory arthritis, taking disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, receiving the annual flu vaccine has increased over the last ten years
  • whether there is regional variation in the uptake of the flu vaccine across the UK.

John Jarrold Trust 

The John Jarrold Trust kindly supports arthritis research in Norfolk. 

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