Sheila Hancock CBE hosts Business Reception at the University of Portsmouth
Posted on 2nd December 2011 by Sue in News
Sheila Hancock CBE, Actor, Author & Chancellor of the University of Portsmouth, hosted a Business reception at the dedicated Brain Tumour Research Centre at the University of Portsmouth. She shared her personal story of her own grandson’s diagnosis http://blog.braintumourresearch.org/images/stories/file/Microsoft%20Word%20-%20Jack%20Byam%20Shaw’s%20Story.pdf and how she became patron of member charity Ali’s Dream.
The reception was titled THE BRAIN… The Battleground of Cancer and guests were welcomed with drinks and canapes before being taken on a tour of the lab. They were also able to see for themselves the Wall of Hope, including the tiles that had been placed on the wall in return for individuals and organisations sponsoring a day of research at the centre http://blog.braintumourresearch.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=128&Itemid=196
Presentations included a welcome from Sheila and an overview of the progress that is being made at the centre by Professor Geoff Pilkington, as well as sharing three video productions which articulate the reason we need to engage with the corporate sector to attract significant funding into this woefully underfunded area.
It was great to see such a wonderful turnout from the business and local community.