Plymouth Albion has adopted Brain Tumour Research as one of its charities for this season.
Brain Tumour Research funds research at four Centres of Excellence in the UK, including Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry. Scientists at the University are focussing 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 cure
The charity partnership literally kicks-off on 13 September, when the Albion match at home to Nottingham will be an all-Brain Tumour Research affair.
The crowd at the match will learn all about the charity and the world class research that is happening in Plymouth. In association with Santander, there will be opportunities to make donations to this worthwhile cause. Just £2740 buys one day of research in the labs, and once Plymouth Albion and Santander have passed this amount they can have a plaque on the “Wall Of Hope” at the labs –a fitting tribute and momento for those engaged in funding the fight against the biggest cancer killer of our children and the under 40’s.
Lauren Ryan, Regional Fundraising Manager of Brain Tumour Research said: “We are delighted to be a charity partner of Plymouth Albion. Reaching out to fans will be a good chance to build awareness of this devastating disease but also give people a positive way to make a difference.”
Graham Stirling from Albion added: "Plymouth Albion Rugby Football Club are delighted to be playing our part in raising funds for Brain Tumour Research. We decided with our partners from the University to do the fundraising at our first 2014-15 Season Championship home match against Nottingham Rugby on the 13 September. We have several exciting initiatives lined up and look forward to a successful day for a great cause."
If you would like to make a donation to Brain Tumour Research, you can do so by visiting the Brain Tumour Research website, calling the office on 01296 733011 or texting RSCH06 £3 to 70070 to donate £3.