Brain Tumour Research: fundraisers

Helping to fund the fight

It costs £2,470 per day to fund the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence housed at Plymouth University. We forge ahead with our 'world-leading' research into finding cures and treatments for this devastating disease with the philanthropic support from businesses, communities, clubs, and societies.

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 on Monday 19 June.

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.

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Pictured (L-R) are Lynn Webster, Consultant in Cleaning Compliance, Audit and Training; Sandra Hussey; and Anthony Tyrrell, Chair of BACHE and Facilities Manager at The Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Santander pledges support to brain tumour research

An exciting partnership was forged between the University and Santander in which the bank has pledged to match-fund major fundraising events.

This amazing support will boost the funds raised towards the Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence housed at the University

Saltram Rotary Club supports brain tumour research PhD 

A Plymouth Rotary Club that donated £1,000 to brain tumour research at Plymouth University has visited its laboratories to find out more about the work taking place to find effective treatments to fight the biggest cancer killer of children and adults under 40.

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Argyle brain tumour research lab tour

In November 2016, James Greenacre from Plymouth Argyle placed a tile on the Wall of Hope at the John Bull Building after the club raised £2,740 for Brain Tumour Research.

Plymouth Argyle have supported Brain Tumour Research by raising funds through match day collections, through social media and engagement from their players and fans.

Thanks to the money raised, Plymouth Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence are able to make a difference by improving the treatment and outcomes of brain tumours.

Plymouth University in partnership with Plymouth Argyle

3D students design and create bespoke donation boxes

Mark Hedley and William Shaw were approached by the University to create five donation boxes for charity. 

The first completed box was unveiled at a Brain Tumour Research Centre of Excellence tour at the University in November 2016.

Will - 'Design is something that I have always wanted to do. My family are involved with design; we are a very creative family. I wanted to certify it and go into design in the future'.

Mark - 'It is the first time we have worked with clients. I had never actually done anything like this so it was very interesting. Following this through has been an interesting and educational process'.
Four more boxes are due for completion in 2017 and will be placed at cafe's throughout the University campus.

Colleague remembered in brain tumour research fundraising events

"It was a fun packed day which everyone involved felt proud and pleased to be part of. The amount raised exceeded expectations from us all ,and it has spurred us on to do more to help fund a PhD student and keep John McMahon's memory alive. We had overwhelming support from staff across the campus who fully supported our efforts and cause. Many thanks to all who contributed."

University of Plymouth Staff Cleaning Team continue to raise funds in John's memory.

Devon junior and minor league

The budding Beckhams from the Devon Junior and Minor Football League fundraise for Brain Tumour Research at various events, showing brain tumours the red card. All funds raised will support world leading research into benign tumours (before they become cancerous) happening here at our University.

Devon FA elects Brain Tumour Research as their chosen charity

“We are delighted to have chosen Brain Tumour Research at University of Plymouth as our first ever dedicated charity for a season. We hope that our supporters will back us by digging deep for this research which has the potential to change lives.”

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