Plymouth University Raiders match in aid of Brain Tumour Research
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Basketball team Plymouth University Raiders and national charity Brain Tumour Research have entered into an exciting partnership to help raise awareness of much-needed funds to support world-leading research currently taking place at Plymouth University.

The team has agreed that collections for the charity can be made at all its home matches this season. The game between the Raiders and Durham Wildcats will be a Brain Tumour Research and Plymouth University special – look out for Foxy in his fetching Brain Tumour Research t-shirt! The UPSU Cheerleaders will also be entertaining the crowds and taking to the court to support the Raiders during the match.

The Brain Tumour Research charity funds research at four Centres of Excellence in the UK, including Plymouth University Peninsula School of Medicine and Dentistry. 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 drug-based cure – at present the only options for treatment are surgery and/or radiotherapy.

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.

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, emailing campaign@plymouth.ac.uk or phoning 01752 588045.

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Ticket offer for Plymouth University staff and students

Ticket prices

  • Adults: £9 (instead of £14)
  • Student: £5 (instead of £8)
  • Family: £22 (instead of £35)

Buying tickets

Option 1

Call the Pavilions Ticket Office on 0845 146 1460 and book and pay for your tickets over the phone - and tell them that you are a staff or student at Plymouth University and are entitled to the discounted ticket prices. On the day of the game, go to the Pavilions Box Office and pick up your tickets. You will need to take your ID with you to prove you are entitled to discounted tickets (ID is staff or student card). The offer is for the ID holder and three others (they do not need to hold valid ID).

Option 2

Go to the Pavilions Box Office and purchase tickets in person on the day of the game. You are not guaranteed to be able to get a ticket this way as often games will sell out before the day of the game. If you take this option, you will need to present your valid ID to the Box Office Staff before you purchase the ticket(s). The offer is for the ID holder and three others (they do not need to hold valid ID).

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