Brain tumour research – fundraisers
We're hugely grateful for the philanthropic support we receive from staff, students, communities, businesses, clubs, and societies
Brain Tumour Research – official charity partnership
In 2014, the University was officially recognised by leading charity Brain Tumour Research as one of only three centres of excellence nationally for brain tumour research. Our long-running partnership aims to help establish, retain and grow world-class research teams.
Peninsula Medical Foundation
Lockdown runner completes 52km for MS researchEvelyn Truter, a daughter who lost her lost her mum to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) has completed an epic running challenge. After turning 52, the age at which her mum died, and rediscovering running during lockdown, Evelyn came up with the idea of running 52km around Clevedon and surrounding villages in Somerset to raise money for MS research at the University. She surpassed her original target of £5,200 and is now close to raising £10,000.
Local business club support brain tumour research
Thank you to the Lions Club of Plymouth's whose aim is to contribute to the betterment of their communities. Their £250 donation will support the growth of the research team within the University's Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence. Lion President Jeff Horgan and past President Lion George Poad presented the cheque to Rachel Brown, Head of Development in December 2020, she said:
“ has been a very difficult year for everyone and so we are especially grateful for people’s support at the moment. Thanks to the Plymouth Lions’ members for donating to our brain tumour researchers. Donations help us to grow the team researchers looking for treatments and cures – so thank you all.”
Plymouth Half Marathon runners raise funds for research
Matt was part of a team of dedicated runners from the University that ran the Plymouth Half Marathon in support of brain tumour research. Hear more about his fundraising journey:
"I enjoy raising money for charity and I always enjoy a challenge. I hadn’t run before so with only eight weeks to go I had to start from scratch, learning the techniques and even buy myself a pair of running shoes.
The work that the brain tumour research team do is so incredible and mind blowing. While I was raising money I found out that quite a few of my colleagues and friends have been affected in some way, this really spurred me on to try my best to raise as much money as possible. In total I raised £345 which I know will have helped someone."
Matt Page, Co-Ordinator for the Peninsula Clinical Trials Unit at University of Plymouth, crossing the finish line
Winning awards for outstanding work
'Going the extra mile' has won Sandra Hussey a Cleaning Supervisor of the Year award.
Sandra collected her award at the British Association of Cleaning in Higher Education (BACHE) conference at Queens University in Belfast.
Part of her work involves fundraising in memory of loved colleague, John McMahon, who died of a brain tumour. All funds raised go to support a PhD student in the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence.