Etihad Airways

We received a very kind donation of £306.50 from the company Etihad Airways, who raised these funds after one of their employees, Gavin Hepburn was diagnosed with MDS.

Gavin has been employed at Etihad Airways since 2004.

The company raised the money through an auction, and kindly donated it in recognition of his diagnosis of Hypoplastic MDS with Monosomy 7 in October 2012.
Gavin, who is 36 years old – with 3 children, will now undergo a bone marrow transplant in May 2013, at King’s College Hospital, London.

We thank Etihad Airways for their support and generosity and wish Gavin all the best with the transplant.

December 2013 – Update on Gavin and Etihad Airways
Throughout Gavin Hepburn’s treatment, his employers and staff members have very generously continued to raise funds in his name for MDS UK – and collected a fantastic further £800.
We are so grateful to Etihad Airways and its dedicated staff for this second donation.
It is truly heart-warming to see such supportive and kind gestures from an employer – and its staff. We are also very happy to report that Gavin is recovering well from his transplant. We wish him well on his road to a full recovery from MDS.

May 2015 – Update on Gavin and Etihad Airways
A further donation of £350 was received from Etihad Airways, who continue supporting our charity and the work we do. We thank Gavin for handing over the very generous donation from his employer and colleagues and wish him best of health following the recent treatment he received for MDS.

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