Winifred has been a loyal supporter of Action for more than 30 years, when back in the 1980’s she enrolled her great nephew Christopher and his siblings in our Paddington’s Make it Grow Club, which later became the Paddington Action Club.
In the summer of 2018, the early birth of her great, great niece, Zoe, brought home the impact of our work. Zoe was born a month early and needed special care.
Thankfully Zoe is now a healthy one-year-old, but it was another reminder to Winifred about the importance of medical progress, and we are incredibly grateful to her for the gift she has decide to leave in her will.
Dr Shivani Bailey
Dr Shivani Bailey of the University of Cambridge was awarded a Research Training Fellowship (RTF) by Action in 2014. The RTF scheme supports promising doctors and researchers early on in their careers.
She is studying a possible new treatment for germ cell cancers (GCC), one that improves survival rates and causes fewer long-term effects.
Anne, a mother of three and now a grandmother of seven, first got involved with Action in the early 1970s. Her daughter had become seriously ill as a baby, spending more than half of her first year of life in hospital. After meeting an Action supporter it didn’t take long for her to be amazed by the work Action was helping to fund and she wanted to be involved. She went on to join a committee and has been devoted to the charity ever since.
Keith and Fleur
Keith and Fleur have been involved with Action for the past three years. Their 3-year-old son Aiden suffered from oxygen shortage at birth as a result of a traumatic delivery. He was treated with cooling therapy, a treatment borne out of a 20 year programme of research, to which Action contributed.
June Moore joined the Stone Committee, near Aylesbury, 25 years ago. She built-up close, lifelong friendships with other Committee Members and shared a sense of fun and pride in what they achieved together.
Being part of the Committee became a real focal point in her life; she enjoyed the weekly craft meetings and helping at functions. Sadly, June died in 2012, and surprised her fellow Committee Members by leaving Action a gift in her will.
Anne and Stuart
In the 1980s Anne and Stuart’s disabled son Paul was the youngest person in the UK to benefit from a revolutionary walking device, called a Reciprocating Gait Orthosis (RGO), which was developed with funding from Action. Sadly, Paul died suddenly at just 14 but Anne and Stuart say they are left with the most amazing memories and his legacy lives on in many ways.
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