University students in heartfelt plea for funds

Posted by fi17 at Nov 24, 2011 04:25 PM |
Volunteers are giving up their free time this weekend to collect money for new heart research centre at Glenfield Hospital.
University students in heartfelt plea for funds

'Stranded Heart', installed in Highcross as part of the CRC Appeal

Never let it be said that students don't have a heart. Volunteers from the University of Leicester will be in Highcross this Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November, raising money for the Cardiovascular Research Centre being built by the University at Glenfield Hospital. The students will be located near the ‘Stranded Heart’ sculpture on the Upper Level entrance next to the John Lewis department store and also near the East Gate entrance, inside the Highcross.

The £12.6 million centre will mean huge improvements in the scale and quality of research into various forms of heart disease, allowing many more patients across Leicestershire and the UK to benefit from better understanding, prediction and treatment of cardiovascular illnesses. The University has committed £6 million to the project, which is also being funded by the British Heart Foundation. A public appeal for funds to help finish building and equipping the centre has already raised £300,000 towards its £1 million target.

You can find out more about the project on the Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal website.