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.
Theo's return prompted some serious donations so that the SIXTH revised target for 2011 was a staggering £30,000. £7,500 has already been spent on the CONTESSA BLOOD CELL COUNTER which means that a massive £22,500 was sent on January 30th 2012 to get Enzo's team starting working on the NANOSTRING project at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
£7,500 has already been spent on the CONTESSA BLOOD CELL COUNTER which means that a massive £17,500 can get Enzo's team starting working on the NANOSTRING project at the John Radcliffe Hospital.
Theo Brun's Final Approach to Norfolk Culmination of a Great Year of Fundraising Ventures from Many of Harry's Former Oarsmen.
2011 is proving to be a landmark year for the HMCRT which has raised more than double its initial fundraising target now counting in excess of £18,000 in donations. This is wonderful, in particular as it is the 10th anniversary of Harry's passing and recognition of the support of many people over the last decade who have committed to back Harry's wish for ongoing cutting-edge advanced research in cancer treatments.
And via Gift Aid raised over £2,700 in what he called "by far in a way the most rewarding piece of exercise [he had] ever done" - Thanks Nick!
Professor Vincenzo (Enzo) Cerundulo and his team at Oxford University would like HMCRT to purchase an "Automated Cell Counter" from Invitrogen to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Harry's death on 19th May 2001.
In September the HMCRT was pleased to be kindly supported by proceeds from King Street Great Race Ball, organized by Boathouse Events in the run up to the race for the Harry Mahon Memorial Trophy between Waikato University and Cambridge University.
The HMCRT is pleased to have visited the John Radcliffe Hospital at Oxford University and formally presented funds to finance the ongoing purchase of start-of-the-art HPLC equipment to assist in the research of IDO protein enzymes that are commonly found in a large number of different types of cancer cells, including liver cancer and melanoma.