Vice-Chancellor’s Fun Run raises £283 in aid of Kidscan Children's Cancer Research!
We are excited to share the success of our annual Vice Chancellor’s Fun Run, where staff, students and the public took part in a 5K run to raise money in aid of Kidscan Children's Cancer Research.
After returning to our campus for the first time in-person in three years, the Fun Run took place on Friday 27 May and was a chance to walk, jog or run the 5K distance to raise as much money as possible for a great cause.
We are pleased to announce that we raised a massive £283 in total!
With 14 participants, the day was full of energy and spirit, making it the perfect opportunity to fundraise for our partner charity, Kidscan Children's Cancer Research, and encourage everyone to get active.
Professor Helen Marshall, Vice-Chancellor, said: “I was absolutely delighted that the Vice-Chancellor's Fun Run was able to take place for the first time in three years.
"A big thank you and congratulations go to everyone who joined in the run and helped to raise an impressive £243 for our partner charity Kidscan, which will help to fund their vital work. I would also like to thank Kidscan for their support with the event - it is a pleasure to work alongside them for such an important cause."
Alison England, the Fundraising Manager from Kidscan, added: "The team at Kidscan were delighted that the Vice Chancellor Fun Run was back on again this year after three long years! It has always been a great run in previous years and we love that staff and students come together to raise awareness of the charity as well as vital funds.
"Kidscan raises money for childhood cancer research, a lot of which is done at The University of Salford, where we have invested over £1.1m to date. We also invest in an annual studentship programme giving undergraduate students the opportunity to spend a year on a research project in the labs, which significantly enhances their employability.
"With the support from the VC Run each year, we can ensure we continue in the work we do. Thank you to everyone who was involved this year and we look forward to next year!"
Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research is a Salford-based charity that funds and manages research into new and improved treatments for children with cancer. Cancer is the leading cause of death in children in the UK. 25% of children diagnosed won’t make it to their 30th birthday. Many of the children who do survive, suffer life-long, life-limiting side effects caused by the treatments used to cure them.
Kidscan receive no statutory funding, but with the contributions from the public, volunteers and businesses, they fund research to develop new treatments that not only cure children with cancer but also prevent the side effects of current treatments, such as learning difficulties, mobility issues and infertility.
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