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About Annabels Foundation

Who are the trustees of Annabels Foundation?

The initial trustees were Annabel, Peter & Adrian Kanabus. A fourth trustee has now been appointed who is Caroline Shelton. She is the representative of the firm Irwin Mitchell, who are a legal firm experienced in this area.

Who are the medical advisers to Annabels Foundation?

The medical advisers are doctors or other health professionals, who individually or collectively advise the trustees on the merit of grant applications. Medical advisers are initially appointed for a five year term.

How much money does Annabels Foundation have?

It is unclear how much money the Foundation will have in a few years time, but currently it has about half a million pounds.

Where has this money come from?

The money has been inherited from Annabel’s father, the late Sir Robert Sainsbury, who had a large stake in the Sainsbury supermarket business.


Further significant money is going to come from the sale of a farm owned by the Kanabus family. This is likely to be several million pounds.

Why is the foundation named after Annabel Kanabus?

Annabel Kanabus suffered from extreme pain for many years after a successful operation to cure her cancer of the tongue.


Although the pain is now well controlled, the family would like the unexpected receipt of such a large amount of money from their farm, to help prevent other people going through such a difficult time.

Pain nerve cells in the brain
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