Touching Lives - November 2005
Royal Patron hosts Edinburgh lunch
Guests gathered to meet His Royal Highness and hear about the work of Action Medical Research and the fantastic research we fund. Speaking at the start of the meal, His Royal Highness said “During my long association with Action Medical Research, I have been deeply impressed by the high level of support it has been able to give to a wide spectrum of medical research. The results have touched the lives of any number of young and adult sufferers of various diseases and disabilities, but there are still many problems to be solved. The charity is as valuable as ever.”
Dr Fiona Denison, a former Research Training Fellow and now part of the Edinburgh-based research team studying the causes of pre-eclampsia, also spoke to emphasise the importance of the Touching Tiny Lives Campaign, and described how her research will address this all-too-common and often extremely dangerous complication of pregnancy.
The lunch was rounded off by supporter Richard Burns, who gave a heartfelt vote of thanks and shared his own moving reasons for supporting Action Medical Research. He encouraged all the guests to respond positively to the great work of the Charity.
Feedback from our guests indicated that they had found the lunch enjoyable and motivational — all in all, a great success!