RAFT is looking for new Trustees

If you are interested in becoming a Trustee of RAFT then please read the information below, which also includes a link to an information pack. Who we are RAFT is an award-winning medical research charity with an outstanding track record over 30 years of quickly delivering benefits to patients. Our aim is to ensure that […]

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Open Letter from Chairman of RAFT

Niccolò Caderni, the chairman of RAFT, wrote a letter this month to communicate some important news to supporters and friends of the charity. This letter can be read below.   “I am writing to you to let you know that, after 10 very successful years as Chief Executive of RAFT, Leonor Stjepic is leaving our […]


RAFT begins research into new treatments for pathological scarring

This month, RAFT began work on developing new treatments for keloid scars, which occur in genetically susceptible people. Keloids appear after damage to the skin, when a wounded site forms a persistent scar which aggressively outgrows the original boundaries of the wound, invading surrounding skin. Although not life threatening, keloid scars are unsightly and can […]

RAFT begins research into new treatments for pathological scarring

Paper by RAFT intern to be published in ‘Tissue Engineering’ journal

A paper written by Evan Davison-Kotler, as part of the work he carried out during an internship at RAFT last year, is to appear in ‘Tissue Engineering’. The paper is entitled ‘A New and Universal Classification System of Skin Substitutes Inspired by Factorial Design’. Dr Elena Garcia and Dr Vaibhav Sharma of RAFT’s research team […]

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Leonor Stjepic to speak at ‘Patients First: Pioneering partnerships 2018’ conference

Leonor Stjepic, Chief Executive of RAFT will speak at the ‘Patients First: Pioneering partnerships 2018’ conference, which takes place at the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) on 20th March 2018. The event, organised by the ABPI (Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry) and AMRC (Association of Medical Research Charities), will explore case studies highlighting the […]

Leonor Stjepic to speak at 'Patients First: Pioneering partnerships 2018' conference

Indian Ocean Row crew members interviewed on Sky News

Crew members Billy Taylor and Robin Buttery were interviewed on Sky News about their rowing challenge which is scheduled for June 2018. Billy and Robin are part of a team who plan on becoming the fastest four-man crew to row the Indian Ocean, while also conducting a research project that has the potential to redefine Parkinson’s […]

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RAFT Launches Awards Programme to Celebrate 30th Anniversary

    Anyone watching BBC2’s Surgeons: At the Edge of Life will understand the importance of reconstructive plastic surgery.  RAFT’s 30th Anniversary Awards will highlight this vital work and the role of research to help surgeons provide better treatments for patients. The awards will recognise the achievements of outstanding individuals working in the medical research […]


Dame Sian Phillips wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Dame Sian Phillips, one of RAFT’s patrons, was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the BBC Audio drama awards for a career spanning more than 70 years. Her career began in radio in 1944 and she performed in productions such as The Archers and an adaptation of John le Carre’s Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, […]

Photo of RAFT patron Sian Phillips