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Three years of Real Estate and Research

28 March 2012

The Malaghan Institute is very honored to have received a third donation from Just Paterson Real Estate in memory of Sally Paterson who sadly passed away from brain cancer in 2009.  

Just Paterson co-director, Ian Paterson, launched their ‘Blue September’ promotion in September 2009 as a way for Sally’s family, colleagues and clients to create something good out of their loss.

Since then, Just Paterson has been able to raise funds for the Malaghan Institute’s brain cancer research through agent fee donations, company contributions and gifts from the community.  Their first donation was gifted in May 2010 and was a staggering $60,000.  This was followed in 2011 with another $50,000 and, just this week, Ian was proud to be able to personally present another cheque for $45,000 to Prof Graham Le Gros.

Prof Le Gros says “the support we have received from Just Paterson over the past three years has been phenomenal. In addition to the money donated, Ian has also done an amazing job of promoting our work and this support has been instrumental in accelerating our research programme.  We are proud to be in a partnership with such a wonderful Wellington company and are happy to be able to help honor the memory of Sally through our cancer research.”