Pedal power raises £750,000

18 Nov 2014 12:40:00.397

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The most successful University of Nottingham Life Cycle event has smashed its original fundraising target to reach a staggering £750,000 for Children’s Brain Tumour Research (CBTR).

So many supporters got behind this year’s ride that the initial £500,000 target had to be extended. Thanks to the fundraising of the University’s alumni and friends and the many CBTR-affected families and their supporters too, the University expects the UK’s first intraoperative MRI scanner of its kind to be installed at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by spring next year.

This will have a direct impacton saving and improving the lives of young brain tumour sufferers and their families in the UK and globally.

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The formal handover of the £750,000 cheque by Professor Sir David Greenaway to Professor Richard Grundy, Co-Director of the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, took place on Saturday 15th November at a special celebration of the success attended by more than 130 invited guests.

Professor Greenaway and his team cycled more than 1,400 miles around the four corners of Great Britain with each cyclist riding in honour of a child who has battled the disease. Throughout the ride, the cycling team were frequently given donations by members of the public, who had been directly or indirectly touched by the cause

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham has 43,000 students and is ‘the nearest Britain has to a truly global university, with campuses in China and Malaysia modelled on a headquarters that is among the most attractive in Britain’ (Times Good University Guide 2014). It is also the most popular university in the UK among graduate employers, in the top 10 for student experience according to the Times Higher Education and one of the world’s greenest universities

Impact: The Nottingham Campaign, its biggest-ever fundraising campaign, is delivering the University’s vision to change lives, tackle global issues and shape the future. More news…

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