Funding treatments to end paralysis...
We are sorry to share the very sad news that Mr Peter Banyard has passed away.
During his career, Peter had been an officer in the British Army, but later was seriously injured and paralysed. Always interested in spinal regeneration, he became CEO at Spinal Research, a role which he undertook with the greatest of integrity and diligence.
Indeed, he was a pivotal part of our early Trust PA Spinal Injury decision- making process, by helping us to understand the fine detail and possibilities towards a positive SCI paralysis repair solution.
He was keen to support our efforts and attended several dinners. Given the effort this took for him, we really appreciated it. We well remember his speech to share, that by using our donated Trust PA funds, the scientific committee found important philanthropic backing to secure the first £1m. towards the first Spinal Repair Unit for Prof geoff Raisman & his team.. He kept us informed of research while cheering our successes.
We will all miss him and his genial sense of humour in great adversity.. Everyone from Trust PA send very best wishes and sincere condolences to Peter's family and friends.
Posted : - 23rd July 2017