Touching Lives - October 2011
Royal patron launches Scottish appeal
Our patron, HRH The Prince Philip Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a drinks reception for 150 specially invited guests at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh in August. Attendees included some of the best medical researchers working in Scotland.
The event saw the launch of our 60th anniversary fundraising initiative, which aims to raise extra funds for new Scotland-based projects over the next five years.
Action’s Head of Relationship Fundraising, Toby Tennant, said: “We are incredibly grateful to our patron, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, for hosting this successful evening. The reception was an opportunity for us to showcase the excellent research currently taking place as well as to highlight the need for further funding of research in Scotland, a country with such a rich heritage of medical breakthroughs.”