About RAFT: The Medical Research Charity

About RAFT: The Medical Research Charity


RAFT: Changing the face of healthcare for nearly 30 years

Restoration of Appearance and Function Trust (RAFT) is a medical research charity working in the field of tissue regeneration.  Our aim is to give people who have suffered severe tissue damage (e.g. skin or bone) through accident, disease or birth abnormality access to pioneering new treatments that will significantly improve their quality of life, independence and dignity.



how raft invests your money

How We Spend Your Money

RAFT is a registered charity and receives no Government funding. Our pioneering research therefore relies on the generous financial support of a wide range of individuals and organisations.

More than 70p of every £1 donated goes towards research and each year, we invest just under £1 million in to our five research projects which will give people back their …

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RAFT Staff


RAFT brings together many different people, from a variety of different backgrounds with different experiences and skills – but whether they are scientists, fundraisers, trustees or advisors, they all have one thing in common – they want to change patients’ lives for the better!

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RAFT History

Our history

RAFT was established by plastic surgeons who were dismayed at how long it took for scientific innovations to filter through to patients.  Working with burns patients, they believed there was so much more that could be done and so, decided to invest their own money to change the situation.

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Our vison

Vision, mission & values

Our Vision:

Every patient who suffers a wound or major tissue trauma regains their quality of life…

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