european network for the study of adrenal tumors


louise mcvaddy

Louise McVaddy and her unborn son, Michael Edward McVaddy passed away very suddenly on the 12th June 2010. Louise had an adrenal tumour which no-one, herself included, knew about and was only 2 weeks away from starting her maternity leave when she passed away, Michael had been due to be born on 9th August.

Dear family, friends and colleagues of Louise have taken on some awe-inspiring activities in order to raise awareness of the rare condition and to raise funds that will go directly into the research of adrenal tumours through ENS@T and the Claire Khan Trust Fund. 

A summary of their latest activities can be found below and if you would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause please visit this dedicated JustGiving page.

23 Jan 2012 - Cheque Presentation at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham

On the 23rd January 2012 family and friends gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Birmingham to present a cheque for £48,036.36 to Professor Wiebke Arlt, Head of the UK ENS@T Centre in Birmingham and active ENS@T Steering Committee Member. This outstanding contribution is a culmination of sponsored activites of the friends and family of Louise McVaddy and ENS@T would like to express it's hearfelt thanks for their magnificent efforts in raising essential funds to enable ENS@T to make important scientific advancements in the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of malignant adrenal tumors.

28 June 2011 - 3 Peak Challenge

Louise’s Husband, Regan, along with 20 others completed the 3 Peak Challenge on the 28th June. This involves climbing the three highest mountains in Britain - Ben Nevis in Scotland, Scarfel in England and Snowdon in Wales, but the real challenge is to do it in 24hrs!! Check out their website: to see how they got on.
4 - 14 June 2011 - Kilimandjaro Climb

Rachel Bennetts and husband, Sean, climbed Kilimanjaro on the 4th to 14th June 2011 to raise money and equally importantly to raise awareness, specifically for adrenal tumour research. 

Check out the amazing photos and read the day by day blog from their trip here:

12 February 2011- Charity Night

A Charity night was held in a local pub. There was live music, a raffle, a topical quiz quiz as well as an auction offering such services as ironing, ceramic tiling and even a week in an apartment in Duquesa, Spain. The event was very well supported and provided some substantial donations! Rachel Bennetts, close friend, colleague and organiser of the event would like to thank everyone who was invloved.

10 December 2010 - Dress Down Day

Hays Construction & Property held a fundraising dressdown day in aid of ENS@T.

ENS@T is very close to HCP's heart following the loss of much loved colleague Louise McVaddy and her unborn son, Michael, very suddenly in June last year to Adrenal Cancer. The fundraising event was hugely successful and Hays Construction & Property would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who got involved.

If you would like to make a donation to this very worthy cause please visit the following JustGiving page:

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