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We now have 974 members signed up to pay subscriptions and make donations by Direct Debit. 381 of you signed up online, and 593 did so on paper. Given the subscription increase, many of you paying the full £180 have decided to pay monthly or quarterly. We made our first collection on 3 February (£15,851.99 from 201 members) and the second on 3 March (£13,838.31 from 263 members). Direct Debiting saves you time once it is set up, and saves us much administrative time and therefore money.

God is blessing us in our finances. The totals on 13 March for the Appeals still current were

  • Autumn Appeal: £183,975 (including £16,597 Gift Aid)
  • Zimbabwe Appeal: £28,013 (including £2,262 Gift Aid)
Thankfully, regarding the 2008 accounts, we ended with a small surplus of income over expenditure, which is wonderful given the economic climate. The accounts will be audited in April and presented to the General Committee on 6 June. Thank you all!

Marcus Watkins is Head of Finance and Administration .


Geoff Foster – the ICMDA HIV Initiative Dignity and Right to Health award for 2008, for compassionate response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic as a practising paediatrician in Zimbabwe
John Jenkins – CBE for services to medicine in Northern Ireland
Paul Johnson – Professor of Paediatric Surgery at the University of Oxford
Heather Nunnerley – MBE
Mark Pickering – MRCGP (with merit)
Peter Saunders – MA Bioethics
Justin Thacker – Head of Theology at the World Evangelical Alliance Theological Commission
Hugh Thomas – Clinical Teaching Fellow in Public Health at St George's Hospital, London


Susan Burslem (Leicester) to New Zealand
Elizabeth Prince (Sheffield) to India
Stroma Beattie (Edinburgh) from Malaysia
Emma Emanuel from Israel
Roy Jones (Sheffield) from Chad/Cameroon
Chris and Karinya Lewis (Southampton) from Sudan
Elspeth Paterson (Edinburgh) from Pakistan


Doreen Aitken (d 21 December 2008) was the widow of Jack Aitken, one of the 'founding fathers' of CMF. They were 'lifelong supporters of CMF, appreciated their involvement and loved the support of intellect and more importantly friendship received over the years from so many'.

David Charley (q St Thomas's 1942; d 7 November 2008) became a consultant chest physician in Leeds and later medical director of Wheatfields Hospice. He was elected president of the Baptist Union of Great Britain in 1982, and was a regular at CMF conferences.

Eric Douglas (q Cambridge and The London 1952; d 26 December 2008) was a GP in Northwood all his professional life. He sat for many years on CMF's Medical Study Group and in early retirement worked as a volunteer with HIV/AIDS patients at ACET.

Fletcher Lunn (d 21 February 2009 aged 92) was a surgeon at Guy's and 'a good friend of Douglas Johnson many years ago'. His son writes 'He was a faithful servant of the Lord Jesus and a lifelong member and supporter of the CMF and very much valued the work you do'.

Fiona Jameson (q Durham 1958; d 2 January 2009) worked as a GP on Tyneside and then when Robin, her husband who survives her, was appointed a consultant surgeon in Liverpool, she became a GP there. In retirement she worked for the Disability Agency, and was an active member of CMF. 'She loved her work and her family.'

James Scott (q Glasgow 1944; d 30 December 2008) was active in World War Two with RAMC Airborne Forces, and was then a GP in Southampton for 37 years. He was president of the local BMA, and with his first wife ran a maternity nursing home where they delivered 1,000 babies. He served long term on CMF's General Committee.

Dorothy Toop (q Edinburgh 1944; d January 2009) became the medical officer at Saiburi Christian Hospital in southern Thailand. Her husband William survives her, also a member of CMF, as is their son Ken, an O&G consultant who sits on the Executive Committee.

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