The newspaper of Imperial College London
 Issue 139, 31 March 2004
£76m centre for clinical imaging«
Tribute to miracle miler Sir Roger«
Harriet’s prime howler!«
International student awards«
Making a grand entrance«
Lowering blood pressure«
It’s a bug’s life«
Will powers IC Trust«
We’re on the map«
Britain the ‘tobacco control time-warp’«
Cutting carbon emissions«
When too much competition can prove unhelpful…«
Emotional intelligence scrutinised«
Move to new headquarters«
Staff Pay and Grading update«
An international night to remember«
Water way to make a splash at College…«
Science soirée at Silwood«
Snap happy…«
In Brief«
Media Spotlight«
What’s on«

Will powers IC Trust

WILL Greenwood, England’s leading try scorer, has donated more than £12,000 to IC Trust, writes Tanya Reed.

In a special edition of the Weakest Link, entitled Weakest Link Six Nations Special, shown on 20 March, Will was runner-up to Simon Taylor who split his winnings with him.

image: Rugby heroes
Rugby heroes in the Weakest Link Six Nations Special with presenter Anne Robinson: (l to r, back row) Will Greenwood, Geordan Murphy, Colin Charvis, Martin Bayfield, Simon Taylor, (front row) Brian Moore, Matt Dawson, Thomas Castaignede and Austin Healey

Will chose to donate £12,850 to IC Trust, specifically Dr Mark Johnson’s team at Chelsea and Westminster campus, after they helped with the birth of his son Archie earlier in the year.

During the programme, Will mentioned that he and his wife had lost a son born prematurely, and that he had to come from Australia during the World Cup to be with his wife Caroline who had been hospitalised due to a ruptured membrane.

“The membranes broke early in Caroline’s first pregnancy so we observed her cervix in trans-vaginal scanning during her second pregnancy, and found the same process was happening again,” Dr Johnson, honorary consultant of obstetrics and gynaecology explained.

“Consequently, we inserted a stitch into her cervix to keep it closed for the necessary period of time. A total of 10 per cent of deliveries suffer from this and account for 30 per cent of pre-term deliveries.

“This cheque will prove invaluable in helping us research why this happens and what can be done to help prevent it.”

Will Greenwood added: “Mark is heavily involved in the research into this vast grey area of childbirth. If it were not for what he did, Archie would not be with us.

“If we can help him continue his research and help save babies that others may have given up hope on, that would be incredible.”

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