On 2nd of May 2004, the Coptic Medical Society held a fundraising dinner for cancer patients in Egypt at the Royal Masonic Hall, Piccadilly, London. The event was supported by a large number of the Coptic community, medics and non medics alike.
The guest speaker was Father Bigol who ses in Frankfurt, Germany. A well known coptophile, he delivered a most entertaining talk on “The Coptic personality in the Egyptian Society”. He highlighted the central role of the Coptic traditions and the Coptic language in present day life for Copts and Moslems alike. Dr Nabil Sabry, from Rotherham, gave a presentation on a range of activities that are ongoing to improve cancer care in Egypt. These range from working amongst the deprived Egyptian communities in Cairo and Alexandria, starting a day centre for cancer patients in Alexandria, and giving further training to doctors and nurses from Egypt in palliative care. The dinner was made possible by the generous support of Hany and Nadia and also through the tireless efforts of Raafat and Dalal who managed to fill the hall with 110 guests
His Grace Anba Angaelos, blessed the meeting and announced the engagement of Mary Salama and Michael Habib. The couple smiled amidst the applause and joy of all. The Society is grateful for the support of all the Fathers who attended and for the generosity of the Coptic community.