Nottingham Trent University has raised just over £4000 for a local cancer research centre.

The university event RunNTU based at Clifton campus, Nottingham Trent University took place on Sunday 29th April.

Just over two hundred and fifty runners participated in this years Run NTU raising £4250 towards The John Van Geest Research Centre.

Due to Nottingham Trent covering the costs of the centre, it means that 100 per cent of all donations received goes on research.

“Run NTU is really great, we run it annually, it’s the seventh year we have done it”
Gabrielle Hocking, Community Fundraising Assistant at NTU

Two runners cross the finish line at RunNTU

The John Van Geest Research Centre focuses on mainly breast, prostate, ovarian and blood cancers. They primarily focus on the basis of the disease, how the cancer works and developing new methods for diagnosing and personalising treatments for cancer.

Audio: Gabrielle Hocking speaks about the work The John Van Geest Research Centre do

Dinosaur mascot supporting the runners. Credit: The John Van Geest Research Centre

RunNTU is an event that takes place every year, this being the seventh year it has taken place.

To help out The John Van Geest Research Centre, doing a personal challenge or even donating money can significantly help the scientific work to improve diagnosis and take vaccines and medicines into clinical trials.

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Cancer is one of the biggest killers in the UK with 1/2 people now predicted to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

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