Donations continue to pour in for heart appeal

Posted by pt91 at Jan 30, 2012 05:35 PM |
Local heart charity, community groups and families support University of Leicester’s Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal.
Donations continue to pour in for heart appeal

Members of the Shree Sanatan Mandir Hindu community present a cheque for £1001 to Steve O'Connor for the University of Leicester Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal.


In August 2011 the University of Leicester launched the public phase of its appeal to raise the final £1 million required to complete and equip the Cardiovascular Research Centre (CRC).

The new £12.6 million research centre, which is due for completion in July 2012, will impact radically on both the scale and quality of research and treatment, in order to improve the health and life of thousands of patients and the general public in Leicestershire, across the UK and worldwide.

Fundraising is still ongoing for this project and the latest donations include:

  • In December, a generous donation came from the members of the Shree Sanatan Mandir who presented to the University of Leicester a cheque for £1,001 in support of the appeal for a state-of-the-art heart research centre at Glenfield Hospital.
  • Also in December, another fantastic donation, a cheque for £2,612.11 raised in memory of a heart attack victim was presented to Professor Nilesh Samani at Glenfield Hospital by the Watkinson family, in memory of Nigel Watkinson who suffered a fatal heart attack whilst playing cricket for Blaby Village Cricket Club in October last year.
  • A cheque for £10,001 was presented to the University of Leicester by the Heartsearch Charity Committee on Thursday 19 January 2012.

If you would like to donate, text 'LCRC11 £10' to 70070 to automatically contribute £10 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 or +44 (0)116 223 1071 to discuss donations.

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