I am delighted to announce that donations to the Harry Mahon Cancer Research Fund since Henley have now topped £6,000
An old friend started off the 2016 campaign with a generous donation from Nigel Toy in Vancouver, where Harry supported and coached St. George's, of which Nigel was Headmaster after joining it from St. Kentigern, New Zealand, of which he was also Headmaster.
HMCRT is excited to announce that the Floid Cell Imaging station has been purchased and delivered to the MRC Human Immunology Unit at the University of Oxford.
HMCRT has exceeded its goal for 2015 and has donated the 9,000 GBP needed to buy a Fluroescent Cell Imaging Station and still has a small sum in hand to meet minor expenses.
2015 marks the 14th anniversary of Harry's death but the desire to remember him continues as strongly as ever. In 2014 we achieved our target and bought a second Gentle Macs Cell Dissociator. This allow single cells to be dissociated from any infinitesimally small tumour samples. We also gave £1,250 to the PROSTATE PROJECT in Guildford for their Research Team since Paddy Montgomery (Radley Mariner) is teaming up with his Durham roommate to tackle the World's toughest Triathlon to raise money for that cause.
In November 2014 HMCRT made a 500 contribution toward Breast Imaging Equipment at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle. This was the result of an appeal from Mary McElroy, mother of the legendary Sammy who has done so much for HMCRT.
Following Tim Norgate's death and Radley Parents' donations we bought another Countess Automated Cell Counter last year which finally arrived in March.
After a courageous battle with a brain tumour, Tim Norgate passed away peacefully in the early hours of June 11th. Tim would want any donations to be carefully directed to the front line of medical research. HMCRT as well as Brain Tumour Research are therefore ideal causes and funds will be shared between both charities. Tim was very proud of Radley's successes on the water between 2000 and 2002, attributable to Harry Mahon, of which his son Nick was a part.
On December 6, ROKEBY SCHOOL, a preparatory school in Kingston-on-Thames, will be selecting HMCRT as it's annual charity contribution thanks to the support of Dan McSherry (Goldie 2000), a current Rokeby teacher and former Harry disciple. The target is to raise enough money to buy a Zeiss Primo Vert inverted microscope with binocular tube for transmitted-light brightfield and phase contrast.
We always try to aim to buy something specific. The last appeal got a little out of control, which was staggering in these days of recession and doom. It resulted in not only buying the Contessa Blood Cell Counter for £7,500 but also gave Enzo enough impetus to secure more funds to acquire a dedicated NANOSTRING machine, a massive project which HMCRT contributed £22,500 towards. See www.nanostring.com to learn more about this cutting-edge technology, which is what the Trust aims to back.