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21 December 2023

Still funny, even after 15 years

Tickets are selling fast for next year’s Comedy Night, which got us wondering what it is about this event that makes it so successful. Over the years we’ve seen sell-out show after sell-out show featuring star-studded line ups including Tim Vine, Josh Widdicombe, Alan Davies, Joe Pasquale, Shaun Walsh, Sarah Millican, Marcus Brigstock, Katherine Ryan and many more.

9 November 2023

Lily-sponsored researcher wins prize for mitochondrial disease thesis

Back in December 2019, we were delighted to announce the latest addition to our Lily-funded mitochondrial disease research team, PhD student Yasmin Tang. Nearly four years on, not only has Yasmin completed her PhD but she’s been awarded the Faculty Doctoral Thesis Prize for her studies. Proof that we only back the best here at The Lily Foundation!

26 October 2023

Something EPIC has arrived

Research is the key to finding treatments and an eventual cure for mitochondrial disease, and we believe the real experts are the people living with the disease. That’s why we’re launching a new Expert Patient Input Committee – in short, EPIC: a committee made up entirely of people affected by mito who are willing to share their experiences to help shape research, clinical care and treatments.