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Make a gift in memory

Surgical team in theatre

Making a gift to us in memory of a loved one allows you both to celebrate their life and to support our work in surgery and patient care for future generations.

A wonderful way to mark the memory of a loved one is to dedicate an item to them under our Conserve our Collections scheme. This initiative gives you the opportunity to choose an item that will mean something to your family. The collections have been divided into three areas: archives, books, and objects and specimens.

Gifts of items or collections

If you would like to make a gift of an item or collection to the College from a late family member, we kindly ask that you email Nicola Extance-Vaughan, our Fundraising Manager for In Memory Giving, detailing your gift, be it books, an instrument or a collection of papers.

On receipt, we will seek advice from the relevant department as to whether the College is able to accept your kind offer and will then respond to you as soon as possible.

Other ways you can make a gift in memory are:

  • Through funeral collections.
  • Organise a collection with friends and family.
  • By cheque made out to ‘The Royal College of Surgeons of England’ with an accompanying note, referencing ‘in memory giving’. Please send your cheque for the attention of Nicola Extance-Vaughan to the address at the foot of this webpage.
  • By leaving a gift in your will in memory of a loved one.

Thank you for considering the RCS England in this meaningful way.

In Memory gifts: The Alban Barros D’Sa Bursary

This Education bursary was established in Mr Barros D’Sa’s memory with a donation from his family when he passed away in January 2015 and this gift is still giving in 2022.

Alban Barros D’Sa had a particular interest in teaching and training the surgeons of the future, and the bursary provides up to £1,000 towards course fees of an RCS England skills course in upper or lower GI surgery or colorectal surgery. 

Mr Barros D'Sa graduated from the University of Bristol in 1967 and achieved FRCS Edinburgh in 1972. He became a Consultant Surgeon in Coventry and Rugby in 1979, pursuing his special interests of upper GI, laparoscopic and thyroid surgery. He was an FRCS Examiner in Edinburgh and Laparoscopic Surgery Training Course Convenor in London, and was awarded FRCS ad eundem from RCS England in 1997. 

Alban Barros

Would you like to discuss how you could make Surgery your Legacy? 

Please contact Nicola Extance-Vaughan, Fundraising Manager, Legacies & In Memory Giving.



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