Patrons

We are extremely lucky to have the support of the following patrons who all support our mission to end the use of animals in medical research.

Dr Brian May CBE

I am proud to support the Dr Hadwen Trust, working to secure a future in which no animal will be abused in the name of science. The charity demonstrates that medical progress can actually be enhanced by the elimination of inapposite research using animals. By pledging your support, you could help the DHT fund even more projects into human health-related research which will benefit all of us, as well as replacing the use of animals in experiments.

Dame Judi Dench

Whilst medical research is essential in finding new ways of treating diseases and alleviating human suffering, charities such as the Dr Hadwen Trust for Humane Research show that it is possible to carry out research without the need for animal testing.  In this modern world, new scientific approaches can and do make a real difference and I urge people to give their support to the Dr Hadwen Trust to achieve even more medical advancements without costing animal lives.

Joanna Lumley OBE

Throughout a high-profile career that has made her one of the most valued and loved personalities in UK entertainment, Joanna Lumley OBE has tirelessly championed many animal causes and has been our patron for over twenty five years.

“I am thrilled with the change of name of our brilliant charity. I have been on board for so long that it was easy to forget that not everyone knew of Dr Hadwen, or what he did. The new name of ‘Animal Free Research UK’ says what it does on the tin; and we can look forward to attracting a whole new raft of kind and compassionate supporters. I am so very proud to be part of this wonderful organisation.”

Peter Egan

“This is very exciting news. This change of name means that ‘Animal Free Research UK’ instantly communicates what the charity is attempting to do – to replace the use of animals in medical research. I am confident that this will help the charity grow and will undoubtedly help them in their fundraising efforts. I applaud this change and hope that Animal Free Research UK goes from strength to strength.”

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