Success for Robin Hood runners as fundraising passes £30,000

September 25th, 2017

Congratulations to all of the runners who took part in this year’s series of Robin Hood Marathons; their efforts have helped raise over £30,000 for the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre.

More than 250 individuals from the University of Nottingham took part in the mini, half and full marathons through Nottingham on Sunday 24 September

The amount raised by the UoN runners — including staff, students, alumni, friends and members of the community — had reached over £29,000 by the day of the race. However, with fundraising channels still open, the team is now hoping to boost the funds beyond £35,000.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Science, Professor Kevin Shakesheff, who organised the team and the Robin Hood Marathon fundraising campaign, said:

“What a brilliant effort by everyone on the road and in their fundraising! Thank you to all who got involved and lent support.

“Congratulations need to be given to all who trained hard for this event over recent months — including Sonka Reimers, who won the overall Women’s marathon. All of the runners did a truly fantastic job.

“The amount raised is phenomenal and it will help research to improve lives of children with brain tumours.”

The UoN runners participated in the event as part of the university’s fundraising efforts for the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre — this year’s chosen Impact Campaign charity — under LifeCycle 7.

This year, Life Cycle 7 marks the 20th year that the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre has been at the forefront of leading research. The University wants to raise £500,000 to celebrate this momentous milestone.

Anybody who wishes to sponsor this weekend’s runners can do so via the ‘UoN 500 Runs the Robin Hood’ JustGiving pages.

If you would like to support Nottingham Life Cycle 7 at a slightly slower pace, it’s not too late to sign up for the family friendly Superhero Walk on University Park on Sunday 1 October.

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