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National brain tumour research funding needs to increase to £30-35 million a year

Scientists take on The 2.6 Challenge for Brain Tumour Research

The incredible teams at our research labs show determination and resilience in their work to find a cure for brain tumours every single day. They always tell us how inspired they are when they meet supporters at lab tours and they used The 2.6 Challenge to stand in solidarity with fundraisers across the country. Digging deep and using the tenacity they show daily in their work, they set themselves some fantastic and unique challenges.

Professor Oliver Hanemann, Principal Investigator at University of Plymouth rode 26 miles across Dartmoor in just under two hours and six minutes to raise funds. 

The team at Queen Mary University London each undertook their own varied challenges including 26 yoga poses, visiting 26 local London parks in a day, making a pizza in the shape of the numbers two and six, 26 pull ups and ran 26 times up 26 steps (you can see a video of their adventures here).

Not to be outdone, the researchers at Imperial College London pushed themselves in their challenges seeing different team members running 10k, running 5k in 26 minutes, speed-walking 2.6miles, running for 26mins complete with 3 dogs and a gruelling 26reps of 26 exercises in 26 minutes!

Between the three centres they have raised over £1,800 to date.

We are so grateful for their commitment to Brain Tumour Research; not only their commitment to the research but to support us in fundraising too. 

You can visit each of their fundraising pages here and show your support:

Imperial College
University of Plymouth

Queen Mary University London

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