At the IAS Christmas dinner held on the 4th December 2019 at The Royal Lancaster Hotel, Peter Freeman the IAS Chairman, announced that a total of £20,200 had been raised throughout the year for the Malcolm Gunter Foundation. The foundation raises money to provide specialist medical care to sufferers of Motor Neurone Disease, family support and grants for research into Motor Neurone Disease.
On the 15th January Peter and Chris Miles, IAS Treasurer, handed over the cheque to the Trustees of the foundation in Bristol.
John Sisman, a trustee of the foundation said, “This is a truly magnificent effort and we were delighted to receive such a fantastic donation. It clearly reflects the high regard in which Malcolm was held by all that knew him but also reflects the kindness, compassion and generosity of the IAS membership.
We are very grateful for the continued support from so many of Malcolm’s friends, family and colleagues and rest assured that 100% of this wonderful donation will go directly to those who need it most as they battle this cruel and horrible disease.
We have recently formalised a partnership with the Motor Neurone Disease Association to provide a structured program of respite care both for sufferers themselves and their families. A recent example of this was funding respite care for a gentleman sufferer, which enabled his wife to visit her family, which she had not done for several months. Research into the disease is vital but respite care is both important and essential. Thank you all once again”.
Photo left to right - Chris Miles (IAS Treasurer), Matt Moody, John Sisman, Peter Walford (Trustees, Malcolm Gunter Foundation), Peter Freeman (IAS Chairman)