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Anne's story

Professor’s story highlights life-changing impact of GroceryAid

In 2016 GroceryAid received a letter from Professor Anne McArdle, Head of Department of Musculoskeletal Biology at the University of Liverpool. Anne was writing to say “thank you (which doesn’t seem enough)” after support from the charity allowed her to continue her education when her father (a supermarket manager) died when she was just 17.


Steve Barnes, Chief Executive of GroceryAid commented; 

Professor McArdle’s story shows how we were there for a grocery family in their hour of need. We made a life-changing impact and we are humbled by what Anne has gone on to achieve. None of us ever know what is round the corner and that is why GroceryAid is there for colleagues in times of crisis. I could not be prouder that we are a part of Anne’s story.

Professor Malcolm Jackson, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact at the University of Liverpool added; 

Professor Anne McArdle is a well-respected scientist at the University of Liverpool. She is undertaking important research into why we all become frail as we age to find ways of preventing age-related weakness and improving the quality of life of older people. Anne is very well recognised internationally for her work and regularly invited to present her research overseas.

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