Reception at The Merchant Taylors’ Hall to launch new appeal

The Rt Hon The Lord Mandelson & Toby Hadoke

Professor Rustin & The Rt Hon The Lord Mandelson

2014 Virgin London Marathon runners


Our Reception, held on Tuesday 25th February 2014 at the beautiful Merchant Taylor’s Hall in London, was a great success. Over 70 guests enjoyed marvellous hospitality and were informed and entertained by the fabulous comedian, Toby Hadoke, as well as our esteemed guest of honour, Peter Lord Mandelson (pictured top left).


Professor Malcolm Rustin and Professor Arne Akbar launched our appeal to raise £3.4 million needed to establish a new Chair in Immunology at the new Institute Immunity and Transplantation at UCL.


Among the guests were our five marathon runners, (pictured bottom left). We wish them all the best in the final few weeks of training for this massive event, and thank them all for their enthusiasm and support. Please see their profiles on our Virgin London Marathon 2014 page, and do feel free to sponsor them as generously as you can to spur them on!


Our London Marathon runners for 2014 from left to right are David Katznelson, Mike Pinna, Alexandra Carre, Dr Mike England and Andrew Speller.