Putting fun into fund raising

Posted by pt91 at Dec 06, 2011 01:55 PM |
University of Leicester students in Loughborough Santa Fun Run raise £200 for new research centre
Putting fun into fund raising

Staff from the University of Leicester Department of Cardiovascular Sciences take part in the Loughborough Santa Fun Run to support the Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal.

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 6 December 2011

Staff and students from the University of Leicester donned Santa costumes to take part in the Loughborough Santa Fun Run to benefit the University of Leicester’s Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal at Glenfield Hospital.

Two teams took part, the first was from the University Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, called ‘Santa’s Little Extras’, which included a runner who completed the race with a broken toe!  The team also held a fundraising collection at Glenfield Hospital on the morning of Friday 2 December to raise even more funds for the Appeal ahead of the Fun Run and raised around £200. 

The second team consisted of University of Leicester students and the Student Executive Committee.

Dr Glenn Rodrigo, from the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, said:

"As members of staff at the Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, we are more than aware of the harsh facts surrounding cardiovascular disease which is why we are so pleased to support the Cardiovascular Research Centre Appeal by taking part in the Loughborough Santa Fun Run.  Our team "Santa's Little Extras" consisted of 9 members of staff and we all had a great day raising vital funds to help complete and equip the Cardiovascular Research Centre at Glenfield Hospital".

Both teams travelled to Loughborough University to take part in the 6km course which is now in its seventh year and is organised by the Rotary Club of Loughborough.  The teams joined hundreds of other runners who were raising funds for a number of other local charities. 

To support the CRC Appeal and for further information, please contact:

The Development and Alumni Relations Office, University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH, UK, Tel: +44(0)116 223 1071, Website: www.le.ac.uk/crcappeal

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