The first tranch of the scheme has been greatly over subscribed with fifty envelopes having been received.
Of these, ten were selected at random and opened on 1st April 2008.
The successful applicants have been notified by recorded delivery post.
The Cavalier Club has allocated £2,000 from their Research Fund to give twenty UK members a payment of £100 each towards the cost of a MRI scan.
The first ten payments will be made during the six month period April – September 2008. The second payments will be during the period October 2008 - March 2009
Details of Scheme.
Applications for the period April - September 2008 will be kept unopened until 1st April, when ten envelopes will be chosen at random.
If less than ten applications are received by 1st April the remaining grants will be allocated on a first come, first served, basis.
The ten owners chosen will receive a voucher guaranteeing a payment of £100 towards the cost of a MRI scan.
The cavalier must be MRI scanned & the voucher & a copy of a scan certificate, or a MRI receipt, returned within the 6 month period April - September 2008.
The name of the cavalier can be deleted from the certificate.
On receipt of this paperwork a cheque for £100 will be sent to the owner of the scanned cavalier.
The scheme will be confidential. The recipients’ names will be known only to the Club Chairman, and she will be the only person to see the certificates or receipts.
There will be no expectation on the owner to reveal any information about the cavalier or the results of the scan.
Criteria for inclusion in the scheme:
1. The scheme will be open to all UK full members. Joint members count as one.
2. Cavaliers to be scanned should not be spayed or neutered, and should be aged between six months & seven years old.
3. Cavaliers should not show any visible signs of syringomyelia prior to the MRI
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