Fundraising for The Surgical Foundation

Following the success of our fundraising efforts for The Surgical Foundation at the Congress in Glasgow last year, where delegates generously donated around £2,000 over the three day event, we are planning to hold another bike challenge at the 2018 Liverpool Congress.

Cycle Challenge in the Exhibition Hall

We are inviting individuals to participate in a 5 cycle minute sprint to raise money for the Foundation. We request that participants donate £5 to The Surgical Foundation to enter and the winner – the person who covers the most ground will receive a prize!  If you want to participate, please email to register your interest, or stop by the Exhibition Hall during coffee breaks or lunch time with your cycling kit!

If you prefer not to take part but would like to support the Foundation, please click here.


1st Prize: Thomas Hargreaves
2nd Prize: James Todd

Why should I support The Surgical Foundation?

Through The Surgical Foundation’s International Bursary Scheme, ASGBI supports the training and development of surgical trainees based in low-income countries with the overall aim of improving surgical standards worldwide. Each bursary is worth £2,000 and enables trainees to experience two days in a UK or Irish hospital where they learn new techniques and skills, followed by three days at the ASGBI International Surgical Congress. In 2017 we welcomed three bursary winners to Glasgow, and you can read their testimonies here.

The Surgical Foundation also provides surgical education and training in low-income countries through the International Development Committee, which runs on-site surgical skills courses, predominantly in Africa. Not only do these courses help to improve standards of surgical education in the region in the short-term, but they develop pupils into the surgical teachers of the future.

Closer to home, the Foundation supports surgical education and training by awarding the Moynihan Travelling Fellowship to an outstanding young surgeon from Great Britain or Ireland. More information on this Fellowship is available here, and the deadline for 2017 is Tuesday 31st October 2017.

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