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Gift of A Life (GOAL) is a registered charity which raises funds to support the work of the Centre for Reproductive Medicine.

GOAL was set up in 1989, money was raised and the very first fertility clinic was in a small side room in the Antenatal Department in the old hospital. Coventry’s first IVF baby was born in July 1991. This inspired the charity's committee to raise enough money to convert an unused ward. Ward M4 was developed and it was an area where infertility patients had their own space for the first time.

Staff and patients raised money in a variety of ways, raffles, duck races, a summer ball, sponsored walks, Consultant Richard Kennedy even completed his very first parachute jump. As plans for the new University Hospital were drawn up, the infertility clinic was the first to move into the Centre for Reproductive Medicine as it is known today.

Over 30 years later the charity still supports the work of the unit. It has paid for the landscaping of the area outside the CRM, a new sound system in the unit and in 2012 it made a £10,000 donation toward the purchase of an Embryoscope, magazines for the men’s room and the upkeep of the waiting rooms fish tank.

Over the years there have been many different events some more high profile than others but all contributing to a vital need. With limited funds  for new equipment, and the ever increasing rate of technological development, charitable funds are as important as ever.

If you would like more information on supporting the work of the GOAL Charity or would like to make a donation please contact CRM on 024 7696 8879 and they will pass on your details to the committee.