Plymouth University is working in partnership with Brain Tumour Research to fundraise for world-leading research.
It is one of four Centres of Excellence in
the UK. Brain tumours are the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under
40, yet just 1% of national spending on cancer research is devoted to the
disease. Scientists at the University are focusing investigations into this
devastating disease, specifically on low-grade brain tumours. Their
ground-breaking research is aimed at improving quality of life and survival
rates for brain tumour patients, with the ultimate aim of finding a
The charity partnership literally kicks-off on 13 September, when the Albion match at home to Nottingham will focus on Brain Tumour Research as its chosen cause.
The match crowd will learn
all about the charity, the world class research that is happening in Plymouth
and our ambition to raise £1 million a year for five years. In association with
Santander, there will be opportunities to make donations to this worthwhile
cause. Just £2,740 buys one day of research in the labs at Plymouth University
Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, and once Plymouth Albion and
Santander have achieved this amount they will have a plaque on the “Wall Of
Hope” adjacent to the labs. The wall will be complete once we achieve our target
of £1 million.
Plymouth University staff ticket offer
Match tickets are on offer to Plymouth University staff for £10 per ticket. Vouchers can be purchased from the UPSU shop on production of a staff ID card and redeemed before or on match day at Plymouth Albion.
If you would like to make a donation to Brain Tumour Research or find out more about this great project, you can do so by visiting www.plymouth.ac.uk/campaign/brain, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 01752 588045.