In October, we launched our Patron’s Program of annual giving with the support of our Patron, Lady Southey AC.
The event, held at Cranlana, was an important opportunity to engage with supporters and demonstrate how the SRI is building research collaboration and consumer engagement, to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury.
Our generous donors enable us to continue the important work we do at the SRI, such as supporting researchers in this field to work more collaboratively, providing talented young researchers with travel grants and mentoring programs, or engaging people with spinal cord injury to co-create and co-design research trials to achieve better health outcomes.
SRI Board Member and Paralympian Nick Morris OAM, shared his personal story of living with spinal cord injury and spoke about the importance of collaboration in research.
“More collaborative research across a range of health areas will achieve better clinical outcomes to help people like me stay well, and the 16,000+ people with spinal cord injury in Australia to live productive, healthy lives,” Nick said.
Lady Southey spoke about the importance of philanthropy and how even a small can have a big impact.
Read more about our Patron’s Program or join today.
Pictured (clockwise from left): SRI ambassador, Jason Ellery; Board Director, SRI David Berlowitz; Board Director, Nick Morris OAM; Nicole Ellery; and SRI Development Manager, Deirdre Mori. SRI Patron Lady Southey AC; Lindy Shelmerdine; SRI Board Director, Nick Morris OAM and SRI Chair, Fi Slaven. Members of Rotary Club of Brunswick-Tullamarine with SRI Chair, Fi Slaven.