December 2008
Maggie and Madeline run to fund life-saving research

Two UCLH projects are hundreds of pounds better off thanks to supporters who took part in the Women’s 5k Challenge in September.

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Maggie Brown, her eldest daughter and three of her friends joined 15,000 women in Hyde Park, raising £500 for the National Prion Clinic. “We had a great day despite the grey, dank weather, and I wasn’t last, which was my biggest fear!” she says. “I actually walked most of the way, jogging the last few yards and did it just under the hour. Passing Speaker’s Corner and seeing sights I haven’t seen in years was fun.”

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Madeline Cameron was also there with her friend Andreea, to raise money for research being carried out by the Heart Hospital into Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS). “Madeline’s brother-in-law Bill died of SADS in 2005, leaving his wife Helen and two young children” says Rachel Wilcox, Manager of UCLH Charity. “Madeline asked for the £800 they raised to go towards the pioneering research being carried out by Professor William McKenna into the genes that cause SADS. She told us that she hopes this vital work will help to protect Bill’s children and help other families in the same situation.”