Today we held our first meeting in which we established the SicKids Board of Trustees, and defined our vision and objectives.
We aim to empower communities to support children to have every chance of good health, happiness and protection from harm.
We also committed to operating ethically with the following values:
- Social Responsibility
Our Board is chaired by our founder, Professor Andrew Rowland, who conceived the idea of SicKids following his visit to Cambodia during his Churchill Fellowship, which resulted in the publication of his report ‘Living On A Railway Line’. The inspiration for the name of that report came from a visit to a community in South West Cambodia where he had the opportunity to help undertake a mobile health clinic beside a railway line. There he saw, at first hand, the staggering gap between the health and social care services that are available to the children and young people of Cambodia.
Despite Cambodia being many thousands of miles away from Andrew’s home city of Salford (UK), he realised that these two very diverse communities had a remarkable common foundation, which is that economic and social conditions and the factors that place children at risk of abuse and neglect do not respect geographical boundaries.
Meet the rest of our great team by clicking here.
Read Andrew’s report, ‘Living On A Railway Line’ on the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust website by clicking here.