Nottingham pedal power raises £750K

The most successful University of Nottingham Life Cycle event has smashed its original fundraising target to raise £750K

The money raised will go towards Children’s Brain Tumour Research (CBTR).

So many supporters got behind this year’s ride that the initial £500,000 target had to be extended. Thanks to the fundraising of the University’s alumni and friends and the many CBTR-affected families and their supporters too, the University expects the UK’s first intraoperative MRI scanner of its kind to be installed at the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham by spring next year.

This will have a direct impact on saving and improving the lives of young brain tumour sufferers and their families in the UK and globally.

The formal handover of the £750,000 cheque by Professor Sir David Greenaway to Professor Richard Grundy, Co-Director of the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, took place on Saturday 15th November at a special celebration of the success attended by more than 130 invited guests.

Professor Greenaway and his team cycled more than 1,400 miles around the four corners of Great Britain with each cyclist riding in honour of a child who has battled the disease. Throughout the ride, the cycling team were frequently given donations by members of the public, who had been directly or indirectly touched by the cause.

Pictured are Professor David Walker and Professor Richard Grundy, Co-Directors of the CBTRC, QMC with Professor Sir David Greenaway (left), Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham alongside Life Cycle 4 Riding in Honour children, Eloise Mills, Boyan Wei (back row) and Isobel Mjeshtri and Rebecca Clark (front row).

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