Heart research collection at Highcross

Posted by mjs76 at Nov 28, 2011 03:49 PM |
Cardiovascular Research Centre collection raises one and a half thousand pounds.

A collection by students at Leicester’s Highcross shopping centre last weekend raised nearly £1,500 towards our Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal.

Diane Maclean’s sculpture ‘Stranded Heart’ was installed in Highcross in August, providing a focal point for our appeal to raise the final million pounds required to complete and equip the £12.6 million Cardiovascular Research Centre at Glenfield Hospital which is scheduled to open next summer. The magnificent display of bucket-shaking by students on Saturday made a serious dent in the appeal.

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The University of Leicester is globally renowned for the strength and quality of research carried out by our Department of Cardiovascular Sciences in collaboration with University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust. Just this week, Professor Bryan Williams collected the Times Higher Education Award for Outstanding Contribution to Innovation and Technology for his revolutionary new blood pressure device.

The new Cardiovascular Research Centre will more than double the amount of space available at Glenfield for heart research and will be adjacent to our existing Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit on the site.

If you missed out on the chance to donate at Highcross (or you dropped some change in a bucket but would like to make a more substantial contribution), you can donate online or simply text ‘LCRC11 £10’ to 70070 to automatically donate a tenner to the CRC Appeal. (You will receive a text message receipt which will enable you to add Gift Aid, bumping your donation up by 25%.)

Please contact crc.appeal@le.ac.uk or +44 (0)116 223 1071 to discuss other ways to donate.

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