20 August, 2020
The Allam Diabetes Centre for Hull University Teaching Hospital
Dear OSPREY supporters
I hope that this message finds you and your families well and successfully continuing to navigate your way through these strange times.
OSPREY, like every other charity, has been hard hit by the inability to host events and thus raise funds. I do receive regular updates from both government sources and local authorities regarding when and how we should attempt to start organising events and we have just been given the go-ahead for a day-time event for a maximum of 30 guests and will contact you all shortly if this is to go ahead.
Our very exciting latest news is that building of our new facility, to be housed in The Allam Diabetes Centre, is now 'off the ground' and the attached photo shows where we are in the build. This should be completed by May 2021 and there will be a very special visitor/s to officially open this fantastic facility soon afterwards.
As can be seen from the image, work has now started to progress at a pace on the Allam Diabetes Centre following earlier delays as a consequence of the Covid19 pandemic. This building will accommodate the Metabolic Bone Centre, and replace our facilities current housed in the Brocklehurst Building on the Hull Royal Infirmary site. The new building is costing some £6m to build and in addition to providing a replacement for the Brocklehurst building will include enhanced endocrinology and diabetes research facilities and a number of other research and teaching facilities. The new building is located at the main entrance to the hospital site adjacent to the Women and Children’s Hospital and fronts onto Anlaby Road.
Named after its benefactor Dr Assem Allam, it will provide purpose designed and expanded accommodation for both clinical and diagnostic services, including newly provided bone densitometry scanners, which the Osprey Charity has committed to purchase and for which it is still fundraising. It is anticipated that the new building will be completed by May of next year and arrangements will be made for Osprey supporters to have a special viewing of the facility, prior to it being officially opened.
Click the YouTube link to view a 360 degree image of the building: https://youtu.be/1bimSy8D5vY
If you feel you are able to support the Charity’s fundraising efforts, particularly at a time when Covid-19 is limiting the Charity’s fundraising efforts please do so by clicking the 'MAKE A DONATION' button on our website or contact myself or any trustee.
Look out for more information about our next event.
Best wishes to you all.
Angela Warneken Gold