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Fundraisers take the charity plunge

25 October 2011

Fundraisers 1 WebDr Samantha Hibbitts, School of Medicine, takes the charity plunge

An eight strong University medical research team took the plunge in a charity abseil designed to raise cash for cancer research.

Elizabeth Palmer, Rachel Raybould, Ned Powell, Sam Hibbits, Suzanne Ashman, Aine Flynn, Tiffany Onions and Helen O'Hara, all members of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Research Group based at the University’s School of Medicine, abseiled down Brecknock House on the Heath Park campus to help raise funds.

The abseil was part of a series of key events marking October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month with all the team’s donations going to cancer charity, Tenovus.

The money raised will go a long way towards supporting cancer patients and their families across Wales as well as funding the vital research that is undertaken by our PhD students at Cardiff University.

"We are all aiming to raise £80 per team member and we’re on track to achieve this – anyone else who’d like to sponsor us are more than welcome to contact us at the School of Medicine."

Fundraisers 2 Test(Left to right) Aine Flynn, Suzanne Ashman, Helen O'Hara, Rachel Raybould, Ned Powell, Sam Hibbitts, Tiff Onions and Liz Palmer raised £1000 for cancer charity, Tenovus

The abseil took place on Friday 21st October and included other members of staff from across the School of Medicine including the Institute of Medical Genetics.

The University’s HPV Research Group was established in 2002 consisting of a mix of clinical and scientific staff. The aim of our research is to improve clinical management of HPV associated disease through increased understanding of HPV epidemiology and molecular biology.

Work within the HPV Research Group is supported by: Cancer Research Wales, Welsh Government, Cervical Screening Wales and Cancer Research UK.

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School of Medicine

HPV Research Group

Institute of Medical Genetics