Newby is substantially owned by the N. Sethia Foundation, a non-profit, UK-registered charity that supports unique projects in education, medicine and social welfare both within the United Kingdom and abroad.

We view giving back to the community as an obligation, albeit one that we fulfil with careful attention and joy. Through the Foundation, we have contributed to diverse projects, including the Chitra Sethia Centre for Robotics and Minimal Access Surgery, the Chitra Sethia Autism Centre and the Sona Devi Sethia PG Girl’s College.

Located at University College London Hospital, the Chitra Sethia Centre for Robotics and Minimal Access Surgery provides the precision of a surgeon’s scalpel whilst being minimally invasive, leading to diminished tissue trauma, reduced post-operative pain and a faster recovery time. The Centre is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and conducts training sessions for surgeons and trainees as well as consultants.

The Chitra Sethia Autism Centre opened in Cambridge in September 2013. The redevelopment on the Fulbourn Hospital Site was made possible by an N. Sethia Foundation grant. The Centre provides diagnosis and ongoing support for children and adults with autism, as well as support for the parents of children with autism.

In Rajasthan, India, the N. Sethia Foundation runs the Sona Devi Sethia PG Girl’s College. The College, founded in 1966, educates young women from around India. Offering Bachelor and Master degrees, the College is a pioneering institution spreading the message of literacy, independence and the education of women in India.

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