All of us here at Stoke Mandeville Spinal Research remain deeply saddened by the loss of our friend, colleague and trustee, Dr Tom Meagher, who passed away this year.  He had close links with this research charity. In the early days of the initial concept he inspired others with his vision and commitment to establish it as a force to help those with spinal cord injury. In more recent times as a trustee he was very generous with his time offering support to the team who work with SMSR, and his experience and wise contributions have been invaluable to fellow trustees. We will miss him greatly and remember him as a kind and inspirational colleague.  We would also like to extend our gratitude to his family, who, in accordance with Tom's wishes, asked for donations to be made to SMSR in his memory.  We have been overwhelmed by donations from all who knew him and are extremely grateful.