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Susan Hampshire receives second Duchess of Cornwall Award

Friday 08 July 2011

Today, Susan Hampshire was presented with The Duchess of Cornwall Award for her amazing work to raise awareness and funds to help the millions of people living with fragile bones.

The Award was presented by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the National Osteoporosis Society, at a lunchtime reception to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Charity.

Speaking to Susan, Claire Severgnini, Chief Executive of the National Osteoporosis Society, said: “I cannot think of a more deserving recipient having seen for myself the phenomenal support that you have given to us in just the last 4 years since I have been Chief Executive. You have done so much to enable our message to reach a wider audience, helping to ease the suffering and anxiety of those living with painful fractures. There have been a great many people who have been touched by your warmth, kindness and compassion towards them.”

Susan first became involved with the charity in 1997 and became Patron in 2001. Susan has shown unstinting dedication to the cause through fundraising and by playing a key role in helping to spread the word about the Charity’s vital work.

The Duchess of Cornwall Award recognises an individual for their outstanding contribution to the field of osteoporosis.  This award can be bestowed upon professionals, volunteers or any other individual who meets the criteria, defined under one or more of the following:

  • Clinical achievement and advancements
  • Research
  • Management and Leadership (progressed the National Osteoporosis Society and the osteoporosis agenda either nationally or internationally)
  • Voluntary achievements
  • Contribution to the overall aims of the National Osteoporosis Society

Susan Hampshire is the second recipient of the Award.  Professor Cyrus Cooper was awarded the inaugural Duchess of Cornwall Award in February 2009 at the Charity’s headquarters in Camerton.

The Duchess of Cornwall has been President of the Charity since November 2001.


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