Leading Sheffield roofing specialists, Martin-Brooks, has donated £1,000 from its 25th anniversary charity fund to one of the city’s most advanced medical research centres.
Martin-Brooks’ directors, Gerald Brooks and Jeremy Martin, visited the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) to present their cheque and see how the money will be used.
Professor Pamela Shaw, director of SITraN and head of the Academic Neurology Unit, greeted the Martin-Brooks representatives and showed them around the facility – Europe’s first research institute for neurodegenerative diseases of the motor system and related conditions.
Martin-Brooks has pledged to raise £25,000 for local charities to mark its 25th anniversary. As the firm is almost halfway to its target, the money raised so far is being distributed among the organisations it has chosen to assist.
Jeremy Martin said: “It was a pleasure to visit SITraN and see firsthand how essential charitable donations are to the future of the centre. The research being conducted there is a credit to Sheffield and its academic institutions and we look forward to extending our support once we reach our £25,000 goal.”
Run by Sheffield University, SITraN aims to increase the visibility of neurological conditions and accelerate the pace of new treatments for conditions such as motor neurone disease, spinal muscular atrophy and Parkinson’s disease.
Professor Pamela Shaw added: “SITraN has the potential to make a positive impact on patients and carers affected by neurodegenerative diseases across the UK. We would like to thank Martin-Brooks for this wonderful donation and their continuing support. This is a vastly underfinanced area of medical research and fundraising is essential to our continued success.”