The Scar Free Foundation Awarded A Sun Military Award For Innovation
The award, affectionately known as a “Millie”, was presented to The Scar Free Foundation at the prestigious annual awards ceremony on 6 February 2020, attended by The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace.
The award recognises the unique partnership between the Foundation and The CASEVAC Club for the pioneering research partnership underway at The Scar Free Foundation Centre for Conflict Wound Research. The Millies honour serving personnel and reservists for acts of sacrifice and gallantry during the past year, and pay tribute to the companies and charities that have supported the Armed Forces community.
On receiving the award, Scar Free Chief Executive Brendan Eley said, “There are people in the room who understand what it is to live with scars. It’s life-changing. It lasts forever. Our goal is to achieve scar free healing within a generation”.
Karl Hinett, severely injured in the Afghanistan conflict and now an active CASEVAC Club member, also commented, “The Foundation and the research teams they support deserve all the recognition they can get because they are literally going to change the world”.
The Foundation has always enjoyed a close relationship with the armed forces and veteran community and hope that our work will improve the outcomes for those injured in conflict, both now and in the future. We are humbled to receive this special award and look forward to playing our small part in honouring those former serving personnel who continue to serve through their support of medical research.
To find out more about our award and all of those honoured, visit The Sun's website, here - https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/10911300/sun-military-awards-winners-2020/