Legal and Fundraising Update
Our QC has now sent a very powerful 19-page submission to the Court of Appeal, which is available to view on our CrowdJustice page https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/the-nhs-continuing-healthcare-scandal/ under ‘Further Reading’. Unlike the two recently appointed High Court Judges, the Judge reviewing the case will be far more experienced. We expect to hear the result in the next few weeks.
Fundraising The requirement to mount this appeal has inevitably resulted in additional costs. This, combined with the need to start work immediately once we hopefully get approval for this Judicial Review to proceed, means that it is imperative that we achieve the £120,000 CJ target as soon as possible. We are already 87% there, so not far to go! On the assumption that approval is granted, I am already in discussions with the Chair of the CHC Alliance (a group of notable charities including the Alzheimer's Society, Age UK and Parkinson's UK) to raise circa £100,000 for the future legal costs. To put this figure in perspective, this is less than the salary of some of the senior executives and directors of these charities, many of which have multi-£million turnovers. A successful outcome of this legal challenge would have an almost immeasurably positive impact on the people these charities aim to support. Depending on the outcome of these discussions and negotiations elsewhere with charitable trusts and other potential benefactors, we may have to consider increasing our stretch target to cover the additional costs already incurred to support the appeals process but we hope that won't be necessary. In the meantime, please continue to dig as deep as you can and continue to share the CJ link with your family, friends and colleagues.
Thank you again for your wonderful support so far but we now need one more big push.
Rear Admiral Philip Mathias and the Campaign Team