Christmas time is often associated with giving and celebration and this was certainly true for us when in early December we were gifted a very significant donation from the Hugo Charitable Trust.
A special event was held at the AMRF Medical Sciences Learning Centre to celebrate and acknowledge this substantial gift from the Trust which will help to fund ongoing, pancreas-related research.
Esteemed guests from across the country attended the event including Maryanne and Mark Owens; their daughter Alice, grandson Ronan and Alice’s partner Shane; other members of the Owens family; fellow trustees and the team from the Hugo Charitable Trust.
The occasion was marked by an illuminating presentation from Professor John Windsor who has made the study and management of pancreatic diseases his primary clinical and scientific focus and the awarding of the ‘Brian Owens Respiratory Node’ in honour of Mark’s father.
At AMRF, we simply could not do what we do without the incredible support of donors like Maryanne and Mark and the Hugo Charitable Trust and this gift will make an incredible difference to the size and scope of research that can be funded both now and in perpetuity.