Giving back to urology

23/02/2022

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A chance conversation about a bike ride led Charles Reynolds on the path to becoming a major donor for urology research and training.

As the founder of a medical devices company, Charles has worked closely with urologists over the years in supplying technology that allows them to deliver better care to patients and it was urologist Abhay Rane, who introduced him to TUF.   Abhay invited him to join the Cycle India ride in 2015 to raise money for TUF, and now hooked a few years later, he signed up for Cycle Costa Rica, this time including his son George.

For Charles, this brought together his interests in philanthropy and supporting urologists:

“I wanted to do something within urology that allowed me to grant money to worthy causes. But it’s very difficult to attract applications, and then have the wherewithal and time to sift through them and make serious decisions about the funding,” says Charles.

In this regard, TUF was well-placed to help with its existing systems for awarding grants, including regular grant rounds, a strong reputation within British urology, an extensive peer-review process and panels of experts.

On this basis Charles agreed last year to donate £150,000-£300,000 to TUF over the next three years, through The Charles Reynolds Fund, to support urological research and training.

If you are interested in learning about the different ways you can work with TUF to support advances in urology please contact Rebecca Porta – rporta@tuf.org.uk