Rotarians give enthusiastic backing for new Cardiovascular Research Centre

Posted by uatemp13 at Sep 26, 2012 10:00 AM |
Fundraising for cardiovascular science.
Rotarians give enthusiastic backing for new Cardiovascular Research Centre

Members of the University's alumni team with the Blaby Rotary Club

The Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal (CRC) has received the enthusiastic backing of Rotarians across Leicestershire and Rutland to help equip the University's state of the art new Research Centre at our teaching hospital at Glenfield. The Blaby Meridian Rotary Club is one of eight planning events over the next 6 months to raise vital funds for specialist equipment for the Centre, where ground breaking research will benefit more than 17,000 cardiac patients who pass through Glenfield each year.

The Leicester Mercury reports that John Wells, President of the club, is hoping that he and two dozen fellow members will raise between £3-4,000 for a cause very close to their hearts.  Mr Wells who had a heart attack when he was only 32 years old and has since had a bypass operation, chose the CRC Appeal as his charity of the year as he recognises the importance of the University's world class research and regards Glenfield as one of the best cardiovascular centres in the world. He is confident that they will reach their fundraising target.

Steve O'Connor, the University's Director of Development, believes that invaluable Rotary support will ensure that the £1 million public appeal will exceed its original target and help purchase even more essential equipment for the Centre.  Primary building work for the research centre is now complete and University research teams will begin to move in to the CRC over the next few months.