The 2009 Annual Celebration held on October 8, 2009

October 9, 2009

Last night saw the gathering of the Nepean Philanthropists at the magnificent Lewers Gallery. Whilst the weather had threatened to impose on us all day, the evening turned out to be warm and inviting, mostly because of the company in the room.

This year the Foundation has given grants of over $95,000 toward medical research at the Sydney Medical School – Nepean, and the guests were treated to presentations from some of the researchers on the work they are doing and the hopes they have for their work.

One particularly passionate speech by A/Prof Martin Krause was followed by a speech by one of his patients Martha, who suffers from a rare form of Dystonic cerebral palsy which gives this clearly intelligent woman uncontrollable movements that affect her daily life. There was not a dry eye in the house after her talk, and it put a face to the important research that A/Prof Krause is looking to undertake. (videos of these presentations will be available on this site soon).

At the other end of the spectrum we saw how an innovative medical student, Mr Nicholas Spooner, is using the virtual world of Second Life to design a training program for young doctors, being able to present them with scenarios they may never see in a real training hospital.

The night was a great another success for the Foundation, proving that despite the global economic crisis, the people of the Nepean community still have huge hearts and are prepared to support our local charities as much as they can.

We would like to thank the Lewers Gallery, Ross Dobson for providing a fabulous menu and to all that made the evening a success.

If you would like any information about how you could become involved in the work of the Foundation or becoming a Nepean Philanthropist, please contact Deanna Melbin
Manager, NMRF

Phone: (02) 4735 2407
Mobile: 0410 435890
Fax No: (02) 4735 4911

Address: PO Box 82, Emu Plains NSW 2750

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