The recognition of this remarkable pioneer of medical and social treatment of those with a Spinal Cord Injury is long overdue and this project will provide just that by celebrating the legacy of this genius of a man.
A life size bronze statue of “Poppa”, as he was endearingly known, has been commissioned to stand outside his National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital. This was unveiled at the Stoke Mandeville Stadium on 24th June 2012 and will celebrate The Paralympic Games coming home to Britain. It will be permanently sited to stand proudly outside the National Spinal Injuries Centre at Stoke Mandeville Hospital on 1st September 2013.
An arts programme has been initiated to give patients the opportunity to discover their artistic talent in the same way that Poppa used sport to restore confidence, ability and enthusiasm to return to a fulfilling life.
A book written by an ex patient and senior nurse of Poppa about Poppa and the early days of the NSIC has also been commissioned.
The project is organised by and is the main focus of the Poppa Guttmann Trust. Click here for more information about the Trust. Click here for more information about the Project. Click here for more for News and information about Fund Raising Projects. Click here to register your interest. Click here to donate. Click here to contact us or phone: 07768 515816 to call Michael A.E. Mackenzie, Chairman and Trustee.