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.

You can help raise awareness and funds to beat leukaemia by helping to support the new Institute of Translational medicine, where treatments for patients will be sped up by bringing researchers, clinicians and patients together under one roof. Its location in the heart of Birmingham also means that research can benefit from access to a large and diverse patient population and aims to reduce the time it takes to bring new drugs to market from 10 years to around three to four.

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 our Christmas e-cards site and register your details

2) Create your card

3) Make a donation 

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 could...

  • Hold a dress-down day at work
  • 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 +44 (0)121 414 8894