Legacy Reception 2015: Academy of Medical Sciences, London

The annual UEA Legacy Reception was held on Wednesday 25 November 2015 at the Academy of Medical Sciences in London. The event provided the opportunity to thank alumni and friends of the University who have agreed to leave, or are considering leaving, a legacy to the University in their Will, as well as alumni who are donating regularly to UEA.

The reception allowed alumni to meet, see university friends and share memories of UEA with one another, as well as to find out more information about the impact a legacy gift can have.

The event was hosted by UEA Vice-Chancellor, Professor David Richardson, who gave a welcome to the event and provided information on how alumni can support the future of UEA and its current fundraising campaign, The Difference Campaign. This was shortly followed by a talk delivered by Professor Aedin Cassidy, Professor of Nutrition at UEA, about her department’s latest research which, in collaboration with Harvard University, aims to discover which fruits and vegetables are most beneficial in reducing the risk of heart disease and diabetes. Professor Cassidy’s talk was entitled: Can substances in berries, red wine and chocolate help to maintain a healthy heart? The talk allowed guests to understand some of the latest research from UEA and was followed by a drinks reception where guests were able to discuss the research over canapés and wine.

For information on how to leave a legacy to the University, please contact Joyce Griffin, Development Manager, on +44 (0)1603 592114 or by email at j.griffin@uea.ac.uk or online.