WARWICK MEDICAL SCHOOL’S HIGHEST ACHIEVING STUDENT

Talented medical student Isobel Fox has been presented with a prestigious award by the WPH Charitable Trust.

Isobel, a student at the University of Warwick Medical School, was presented with the H Singh Award achieving the highest results across the board in her medical degree.

The award is sponsored by the WPH Charitable Trust in memory of Harjinder Singh – a former trustee highly regarded by his peers.

Harjinder – or ‘H’ – first came to the UK in 1960.

Upon his arrival he was unable to speak English, but with sheer hard work and determination he learned the language fluently and excelled in his academic studies.

Harjinder was interviewed to study biochemistry at Oxford University. His interviewer – the Dean of Oxford Medical School – attempted to poach him to study medicine, but Harjinder declined his invitation and went on to achieve a Masters degree in biochemistry at St Peter’s College.

Harjinder was invited on to the WPH Charitable Trust’s board of trustees after quickly and efficiently resolving an investment issue. He remained a member until his sudden death in 2015.

David Holt, Chairman of the WPH Charitable Trust, said: “Our congratulations to Isobel on being presented with the H Singh Award.

“Her approach to her work and her outstanding achievements are entirely in keeping with Harjinder’s ethos throughout his life and we are delighted to present this award in his memory.”

The WPH Charitable Trust provides funding for individuals, groups and organisations which work to prevent, relieve and cure sickness in Coventry and Warwickshire.

As well as three financial bursaries a year to Warwick Medical School students, the Trust provides grants for medical research, buildings, equipment and other forms of medical care for residents of the region.

All applications are made via the Trust’s website and are assessed on a quarterly basis.

For further details log on to www.warwickshirehealthcharity.org.uk

Alternatively, applications can be sent by post to: Secretary to the WPH Charitable Trust, c/o Blythe Liggins, Edmund House, Rugby Road, Leamington Spa, CV32 6EL.

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