Heart sculpture 'stranded' at Highcross shopping centre

Posted by pt91 at Aug 30, 2011 03:05 PM |
The next time you go shopping, look out for the new sculpture installed in the Highcross – and why not contribute to our Cardiovascular Research Centre appeal at the same time?

Last week, the iconic sculpture, ‘Stranded Heart’, by artist Diane Maclean was unveiled in the Leicester shopping centre. The event marked the public phase of an appeal by the University of Leicester to raise the final £1million required to complete and equip a brand new CRC at Glenfield Hospital.

The new state-of-the-art £12.6 million research centre will impact radically on both the scale and quality of research and treatment of cardiovascular disease all over the UK.

Attending the event were researchers from the University of Leicester Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, Highcross, Glenfield Hospital and heart patient Micheal Turnbull who is backing the public appeal to raise £1million, in recognition of the doctors at Glenfield Hospital who saved his life. Representatives from our Alumni and Develoment Office and our Alumni Association were also present, highlighting the strong partnership that has so far helped to realise this ambitious project.

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Professor Nilesh Samani, Professor Alison Goodall and Dr André Ng representing the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences.

Cardiovascular disease kills over 198,000 people in the UK each year. The Centre will enable more people with a susceptibility to, or suffering from, cardiovascular disease to benefit from greater understanding, prediction, treatment and care.

The sculpture was kindly donated to the university by a supporter of the appeal to symbolise the pioneering work that will be conducted by the University’s world leading researchers in the Cardiovascular Research Centre.

You can now donate to the CRC appeal from your mobile phone to help raise the final £1 million.

If you text “LCRC11 £10” to 70070 you will automatically donate a tenner to the CRC Appeal. And you will receive a text message receipt which will enable you to add Gift Aid, bumping your donation up by 25%.

You can also donate to the appeal online or contact crc.appeal@le.ac.uk or +44 (0)116 223 1071 to discuss donations.