The GEM Appeal (Genetics, Enzymes, Metabolism) was launched in September 1994 with the initial aim being to raise £500,000 to fund the building of research and treatment facilities at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. The Willink Biomechanical Genetics Unit has since been extended to provide both specialist care for children and a research unit which has led to major advances in the understanding and treatment of Genetic and Metabolic Disorders.
The GEM Appeal continues to fund research and treatment of incurable genetic diseases in children; with the understanding that the future treatment and cure of these life-threatening disorders depends on the research being carried out today.
The GEM Appeal - Charity Registration No. 1040083