“It’s now 24 years since my aunt died of breast cancer, leaving behind two young daughters, and eight years since I was diagnosed with the same disease. That’s when I found out about Professor John Robertson’s work which now includes the development of the world’s first blood test to detect breast cancer early.
“This simple test could save lives around the world. It has the potential to prevent women like me from having to have endure painful surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy.
“I wanted to support this research and do something in memory of my aunt, so I was thoroughly delighted when more than 70 people joined me to trek 105 miles along the Robin Hood Way. The weather was appalling with loads of rain, but nobody moaned – we just did it and together, we raised more than £22,000 for Life Cycle 6 and breast cancer research. It’s great to do something positive which helps make a difference."
CEO of Stantander UK
“Santander and The University of Nottingham have been working together since 2008. With students and collaborative partnerships all over the world, the University shares our values of being a world-class organisation with global ambitions.
"We provide funding for scholarships, internships, research programmes and much more. In 2016, we contributed prize money for the Ingenuity16 competition, giving talented student and alumni companies like One Third Stories the chance to grow and develop (read more here).
"The partnership with the University is a brilliant example of how two very different institutions can work together. Our aim is to help students and academics to reach their goals, enriching their study and employability, and it’s been great to see so many people benefiting from our joint programmes. This is a major, long-term commitment for us and we are proud that Nottingham is part of our international network of higher education institutions.”