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Profits from conference centre to be gift aided back to the Wellcome Trust


The Wellcome Collection Conference Centre on Euston Road in central London has today announced that it will gift aid profits in the region of £750 000 back to the Wellcome Trust, the medical research charity behind the venue housing it.

The cash will support the overall continual running costs of Wellcome Collection, a unique gallery and museum, free to the public, where the Conference Centre is based.

The generous return of profits comes despite the economic downturn, and reinforces the Conference Centre’s corporate and social responsibility objectives. The amount being given is a marked increase on last year’s gift aid - in the region of half a million.

Clare Matterson, Director of Medicine, Society and History at the Wellcome Trust comments: “This generous gift aid of profits is a tremendous support to Wellcome Collection. The Conference Centre team has achieved great success over the last year despite the turbulent economic climate.”

As an integral part of Wellcome Collection, the Conference Centre opened in May 2007. From MPs and singers to jazz bands and sports stars, delegates have enjoyed the state-of-the-art conference facilities alongside the intriguing setting of the galleries. Clients have been as diverse as banks, media organisations, local government and consumer organisations.

The facilities comprise a 150-seat auditorium, four meeting rooms and open breakout spaces.

To make a booking for the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre please contact the sales team on 020 7611 2200 or email for further details and prices.For more details see the Wellcome Collection Conference Centre website.

Notes for editors

The Wellcome Trust is the largest charity in the UK. It funds innovative biomedical research, in the UK and internationally, spending over £600 million each year to support the brightest scientists with the best ideas. The Wellcome Trust supports public debate about biomedical research and its impact on health and wellbeing.

The Wellcome Trust’s former headquarters, the Wellcome Building on London’s Euston Road, has been redesigned by Hopkins Architects to become a new £30 million public venue. Free to all, Wellcome Collection explores the connections between medicine, life and art in the past, present and future. The building comprises three galleries, a public events space, the Wellcome Library, a café, a bookshop, conference facilities and a members’ club.


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