"THE LUB DUB FUND"
RESEARCH PROJECT
Fund Status
 
Fund Raising Progress

Richard Han
Richard Han
In 2002 the Committee of The Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club announced that we were going to give financial support to a project carrying out research into the failure of cells that are important in maintaining healthy heart valves. We needed to raise a total of 17,000 to pay the fees and accommodation costs of a student for two years.

I have to admit that we were somewhat daunted by this task, and thought we would have a real struggle to raise such a large amount. However, the response from Cavalier owners all over the world has been remarkable.

The Kennel Club Charitable Trust has very generously guaranteed the sum of 22,950 over a period of three years. This will enable to project to be extended to a three year Ph.D. course.

This is a splendid boost to our Fund Raising and our morale! The magnificent efforts of Breed Clubs and individual Members both here and overseas and the groups that have raised money for The Lub Dub Fund must take a great deal of the credit. The various health schemes and work the Club has undertaken since 1990 gave weight to our appeal to The Kennel Club for assistance.

A big pat on the back is justified for all of you involved. Thank you and well done to all of those who took part, from The Friends Of The Cavaliers, to all of those who bought a raffle ticket. It all helps! Also those of you who support the Heart Certification Scheme and who eye test their stock. This all demonstrated to The Kennel Club that, as a Breed Club, we have the welfare of the breed seriously at heart.

We are delighted to confirm, that our sponsored student Richard Han started his research into Mitral Valve Endocardiosis (MVD) at Edinburgh University on 1st February 2004.

Having reached our financial goal, with more success than we dared dream of, the Fund was officially closed on the 28th March 2004.



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Among others, thanks to:
The Kennel Club Charitable Trust


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