Dr Colin Henderson recognised as part of the Flame of Hope Awards
A senior lecturer from the Medical Research Institute has been recognised as part of Cancer Research UK’s Flame of Hope Awards, an annual celebration of the outstanding contribution and achievements of dedicated volunteers.
Dr Colin J Henderson (pictured on right) received a Special Commendation in the Ambassador of the Year category, recognising his enthusiasm for public engagement and commitment to Cancer Research UK.
Local fundraiser Alana Loudon (pictured on left) personally presented Dr Henderson with the award at a Dundee Cancer Centre celebration attended by colleagues from across the University and Cancer Research UK.
Over the last 15 years, Dr Henderson has run lab tours within the University and attended numerous events on behalf of Cancer Research UK - including Race for Life and Relay for Life - to highlight the charity’s life saving research in Dundee.
Dr Henderson has even taken part in events and fundraised for the charity on a number of occasions, with his lab team winning the prize for most money raised in the inaugural Dundee Relay for Life event.
Sarah Muir, Cancer Research UK Local Engagement Manager, said, ““Dr Henderson has been involved in public engagement for Cancer Research UK since the mid-90s and has an infectious passion and enthusiasm for engaging supporters with local research, so I am delighted this has been recognised with such a prestigious award.”