Consultant makes donation for inspirational Stevenage doctor killed in Afghanistan

Lynn Woo collects a cheque for £3,000 from Dr Narinder Kapur

Lynn Woo collects a cheque for £3,000 from Dr Narinder Kapur - Credit: Archant

A CHARITY set up in memory of a Stevenage doctor who was killed in Afghanistan has received a cheque for £3,000 from another medical professional.

Dr Narinder Kapur made the donation in honour of Dr Karen Woo, who was shot at the age of 36 by the Taliban during a trip to give aid in August 2010.

Following her death, the Karen Woo Foundation was launched in memory of the former Barclay School student to continue the work Dr Woo started.

“Karen Woo showed great courage and resilience to do what she did,” said Dr Kapur, consultant neuropsychologist and visiting professor of neuropsychology at University College London.

“I promised myself that when the time was right I would recognise my gratitude for the inspiration I drew from Karen in my own life and for the wonderful example she set.”

Dr Woo’s mother Lynn accepted the donation on behalf of the foundation.

She said: “I’m very grateful to Dr Kapur for his generosity. The funds will be used to increase access to desperately needed health care for women and children in Afghanistan.”

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For more information about the Karen Woo Foundation visit www.karenwoofoundation.org