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AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PROFESSOR NICK LEMOINE CBE MD PHD FMEDSCI, CHAIR OF THE MEDICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Gifts in Wills could be the key to protecting the future of human health

Our experience of COVID-19 shows how suddenly a global health challenge can appear. As someone interested in science, you will understand that while nobody can predict what we will face next, we can be certain that the future will bring many more threats to human health.

As Chair of the Medical Research Foundation – the charitable arm of the Medical Research Council – I have seen the incredible impact that individuals who remember the Foundation in their Wills can have on the future of our health and wellbeing here in the UK. These gifts fund research and researchers which can have far-reaching implications for human health.

With a gift in your Will you can play a key role in providing the science that will protect the health of future generations.

Right now, the Foundation is funding research to tackle antimicrobial resistance, and investing in researchers like Dr Myrsini Kaforou – who will make the fight against antimicrobial resistance her life’s work.

Without support at the crucial early stages, researchers like Dr Kaforou can be forced to abandon their passion and leave science altogether, with an immeasurable loss to future human health. Gifts in Wills provide the long term funding and security that allows the Foundation to invest in projects like Dr Kaforou’s and lay the foundations for quality research in years to come.

Your Will can fund the rational response to health challenges that medical science provides.

“As scientists, our duty is to secure the future of research for the generations that follow.”

Professor Fiona Watt, Patron of the Medical Research Foundation and Director of the European Molecular Biology Organization.

While we don’t know what the future holds for human health in the UK, we do know that research, and the brilliant scientists driving that research forward, are the key

“The funding I received through the Medical Research Foundation will be transformative for my research.” Dr Myrsini Kaforou to meeting those challenges for years to come.

But many of these scientists rely on the generosity and foresight of fellow members of the medical community who understand the power of science and are willing to leave a gift to medical research in their Wills. At the Medical Research Foundation, over 90% of our voluntary income comes from individuals who choose to include a gift in their Will – they are crucial in the Foundation’s ability to fund research that will enable the next generation of scientists to make real world discoveries in the future.

I firmly believe that a gift in your Will to the Medical Research Foundation is an excellent investment and will have a lasting impact on science and on the future of human health in the UK.

Please consider this very special gift today.

Professor Nick Lemoine CBE MD PhD FMedSci Chair of the Medical Research Foundation

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