Touching Lives - October 2012
Our anniversary event celebrates our pioneering research
An inspiring evening was enjoyed by 100 supporters when Action Medical Research hosted a diamond anniversary reception at the Institute of Child Health in London.
The event was supported by Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and held on 15 May to celebrate Action’s 60 years of vital research and raise awareness of the scope and diversity of some of the research projects we fund.
Six of the country’s top scientists whose work we currently fund were on hand to meet supporters and answer questions about their research. They represented the breadth of projects funded by the charity, such as stroke in children, epilepsy, infection, preterm birth, disability and blindness in children.
Guests were then treated to some rousing and educational speeches in the Kennedy Lecture Theatre. The first was from the charity’s chairman Richard Price, who revisited Action’s achievements over the past 60 years. He was followed by two former recipients of Action’s prestigious Research Training Fellowship awards – Dr Jane Collins, Director of GOSH, and Dr Manju Kurian, who recently completed her study and is now working at GOSH. The last person to take to the platform was journalist and news presenter Dermot Murnaghan, who talked about his motivation and active support of the charity and encouraged others to do what they can to help, particularly during Action’s special diamond anniversary year.