Send a Christmas card and help beat leukaemia


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Christmas present cardThe University of Birmingham and the charity Cure Leukaemia have joined forces for the Birmingham, Let's Cure Leukaemia campaign, which aims to help the city find a cure for blood cancer in the next 30 years.

The aim by 2024 is to double the number of patients treated, double the capacity for clinical trials and potentially leverage more than £100 million of free drugs for patients battling blood cancer.

This will be supported by the new Institute of Translational Medicine, which brings together patients, researchers and clinicians under one roof to speed up treatment times and new drug discoveries.

By creating and sending a digital Christmas card, and making a donation online, you will help raise awareness and funds for life-saving research at the University of Birmingham supported by Cure Leukaemia.  

Simply follow the instructions below to create and send your card.

1) Visit www.charityecards.net and register your details

2) Create your card

3) Make a donation at www.bhamalumni.org/christmascards

Thank you and Merry Christmas!

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Inspired to fundraise?

You and your friends can raise money for the University of Birmingham just by doing something fun!

You might choose to hold a dress-down day at work, or organise a bake sale with the proceeds going to Birmingham. You could even arrange a karaoke night and ask friends to pay for each song they sing.

Download our Fundraising Pack for more ideas and information on how to get involved!

To find out more about fundraising for Birmingham, please contact Laura Fairbanks, Deputy Head of Annual Giving on l.fairbanks@bham.ac.uk or +44 (0)121 414 8894