THE FERGUS FUND
The 2018 Fergus Fund Research Bursary: Ewing Sarcoma Research
The £5,000 2018 Fergus Fund Bursary was awarded in January 2019 to Antonio Romo-Morales,
a PhD Student in Sarcoma Molecular Pathology at the Institute of Cancer Research.
The Bursary has helped to fund his PhD project on identifying novel, more effective and kinder treatments
for Ewing sarcoma, a rare type of cancer that can affect children as well as adults.
To read about Antonio's research and latest findings (November 2019), please click here
For more information on Antonio's research programme and how the £5,000 Bursary is being spent, please click here
The Fergus Scholefield Cancer Research Fund
in 2016 Penguins Against Cancer was very proud to launch the Fergus Scholefield Cancer Research Fund, in memory of a brave young man who, at the tender age of 2, battled through the treatment of his brain tumour with the support of family and friends. Sadly, it was not possible to cure him of the disease and Fergus died before his third birthday.
We know that Fergus's journey and strength has inspired many more to improve the lives of others and continue the search for better understanding and treatments for cancer.
This Bursary supports researchers in cancer to keep pushing the boundaries so that Fergus’s short life continues to motivate people for many years to come.
The Bursary is awarded annually, through a strict and rigorous vetting process. It has been set by the Penguins Trustees at a maximum amount of £5,000. This amount will be reviewed annually by the Trustees.
If you are interested in applying for our 2019 Bursary award and wish to be considered by us, please click on the buttons below to learn more about the Terms of Reference for the award, and to download an Application Form. Please email completed Application Forms to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
To read about previous
Fergus Fund Research Bursaries
Fergus with his older brother, Chester
Fergus with his proud Dad, Barney
Message from Barney Scholefield, the father of Fergus, and part of the Penguins family.
We are honoured that our dear Fergus shall bear his name and memory to a bursary in support of cancer research. Fergus loved life and with the guidance of his older brother, Chester, and his dad was learning how brilliant rugby was and the lifelong friendships that can develop through the game.
At the tender age of 2, he battled through the treatment of his brain tumour with the support of his family and friends. We were sadly unable to cure him of the disease and he died before his third birthday. However, we know that his journey and strength has inspired many more to improve the lives of others in the future and continue the search for better understanding and treatments for cancer. We hope that this bursary will support the researchers to keep pushing the boundaries and that Fergus’ short life will continue to inspire people for many years to come.