Bid on a festive ‘Booble’ and support breast cancer research this Christmas


December 7th, 2020

Celebrities from around the UK have been getting creative and have decorated 20 unique Christmas ‘Boobles’ to help raise money for breast cancer research at the University.

From Great British Bake Off host Matt Lucas, Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey, to the BBC’s Anne Davies, celebrities, artists, and companies across the UK have created the unique Christmas baubles, which will be available for members of the public to bid on in a silent auction held between 7-14 December.

All the money raised in the auction will go to the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Centre (NBCRC) at the University of Nottingham.

Launched in 2018, the NBCRC brings together an incredible team of surgeons, nurses, oncologists, radiologists, scientists and clinicians, who are working together to develop innovative ways to detect, prevent or treat breast cancer.

The ground-breaking research taking place there has already helped to save lives globally, and the team are looking for the public’s support to help them do more.

Stewart Martin, Professor of Cancer and Radiation Biology, and Director of the NBCRC, said: “The aim of NBCRC is to raise awareness of breast cancer and the research being conducted to improve its detection, develop ways to stop it spreading and to develop new and improved treatments. The Christmas Booble initiative will help us to achieve all that. I, and my fellow scientists and clinicians in NBCRC, cannot thank folk enough – the thought, care, time and attention that is being put into this wonderful and fun fundraising event is simply amazing.

“The Boobles, and auction, will not only help raise awareness of NBCRC but of breast cancer generally, as well as raising funds to help fund innovative research – 100% of all monies raised goes straight into research – helping to fund projects that may lead to the next breakthrough – we can’t thank everyone enough!”

Visit our Booble gallery to bid on a unique Booble and to help make a difference to breast cancer research this year. If you have the highest bid, we will gift-wrap your Booble and send it to you before Christmas.

The centre has also created a Christmas Fundraising Pack which contains ideas and activities for supporters to use during the festive season to help raise further funds for the centre.

It includes a recipe for ‘festive iced buns’ and a Christmas quiz among many inspiring ideas!

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