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January -  March 2008 News

The Closure of ARISE after 22 years as a registered Charity.

It has been a quiet year for ARISE in 2007 and due to the lack of interest in the Charity and the absence of any fundraising, it is with a sad heart I have to inform you that ARISE is now closing and as of March 2008, ARISE will cease to be a Charity. Please stop sending donations to ARISE as we are unable to accept any due to the closure.

There will be a heartfelt letter from the Chairperson posted on the site shortly to outline ARISE's achievements since 1986 when the Charity was first formed by a donation of £1,000 from a parent whose child has been a scoliosis sufferer and was treated by Miss Mehta at the RNOH. The Charity has come a long way since 1986 and Miss Mehta has treated a lot more patients too!

Miss Mehta will, of course, still try to continue to do her research work from home and publish another two medical papers, spreading her expertise throughout the world.  Miss Mehta has already visited various states in the USA, including Rochester, Philidelphia and Chicago and had been to Australia last year to promote her casting technique using POP (Plaster of Paris) Jackets.  Please visit the 'meet the team' section to find out more about Miss Mehta and her work.

ARISE Furniture and Furnishings

We do hope to transfer any of our remaining funds to other Scoliosis Charities and all of our office equipment and furnishings will have to be given away to anyone who is interested and able to collect large items, such as desks. 

If you may be interested in any of ARISE's furniture or office goods, please view the list below, then email or write to the office with a description of what item you wish to collect. (We will be posting photographs of some of the equipment shortlty).

List of furniture and equipment available:
*A variety of desks (approximately 6, all different shapes and sizes)

*A variety of lockable filing cabinets, complete with keys (approximately 4)

*Old computer equipment such as printer, scanner, large monitor and tower/base

*Various medical journals/books

*ARISE logod sweatshirts, t-shirts in royal blue. (see 'how you can help' section for pictures).

*Approximately 20 blue collection tubes/boxes

*Scoliosis videos - see 'how you can help' section for full description.

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