Rotary to Fund Acquired Brain Injury Research

Southern Districts Rotary Directors Don King (rear) and John Simpson with Professor Lyn Beazley & Dr Penny Flett

Southern Districts Rotary Directors Don King (rear) and John Simpson with Professor Lyn Beazley & Dr Penny Flett

The Rotary Club of Southern Districts has contributed $50,000 towards establishing the Lyn Beazley PhD Scholarship, which will fund a PhD student to conduct research at the Brightwater Care Group, Oats Street, Acquired Brain Injury facility.

Rotary Southern Districts Director John Simpson confirmed the donation at the official opening of the newly completed Oats Street  residential transition accommodation on 7 August 2014

Fiona Allenson, a PhD Scholar at the  University of WA, has been appointed to undertake research at the Oats St facility.  Fiona will be guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Southern Districts meeting on Tuesday 11 November 2014.  Southern Districts is delighted that Professor Beazley will also be in attendance on 11 November.

The Lyn Beazley PhD Scholarship was established with a $50,000 contribution from Professor Beazley and the $50,000 donated by Southern Districts Rotary.   UWA is contributing the wages for the scholar so the Foundation is not drawing on the principal.  Another $150,000 has been raised from the Corporate sector so the Foundation is off to a good start.

Well done members of Southern Districts Rotary for your hard work in raising funds for this vital research.