Southampton ABP marathon success

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Over 230 runners took part in the 2017 ABP Southampton Marathon, Half Marathon and 10k for the University’s Centre for Cancer Immunology.

As the lead local charity for the event, the University enjoyed a higher profile this year. Money was raised from the team of runners – made up of staff, students, alumni and members of the local community – who pounded the streets for the cause on Sunday 23 April.

Supporters also lined the route, which took runners around iconic local landmarks including: the Bargate, the QE2 Anchor and St Mary’s Stadium.

Last year, our campaign runners collectively raised a fantastic £9,500. This year, we have already raised an amazing £35,000 with money still coming in.

A big thank you to all those who took part this year, or who sponsored or donated to the charity. The money raised is funding our £25m state-of-the-art Centre, which will be dedicated to cancer immunology research and is on course to open later this year.

Professor Tim Elliott, Director for the new Centre for Cancer Immunology, said:

Congratulations to everyone who ran in aid of the University’s campaign for the Centre for Cancer Immunology, a fantastic team effort – thank you! You have taken us a step closer to opening the UK’s first centre dedicated to cancer immunology research.

If you are taking part in any other event, and would like to raise money for the Centre, simply choose the ‘University of Southampton’ as your charity cause on JustGiving. Alternatively you can donate online or download our gift form and send this in to us with your donation.

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