Reading University Students support the Giles’ Trust Fund

Karen Jones

28th September 2020

Their dedication to this charity this year follows the sad death of the father of one of the students and they are supporting the Giles' Trust Fund to help raise funds for research knowing that there are still too many patients dying following the diagnosis of a brain tumour.

The Giles' Trust Fund works with Brain Tumour patients and their families to provide essential support in a multitude of areas, including research, nursing and support.

The work they do is underfunded compared to other cancer-based charities.

So the Reading University students feel that now is the time to shine a light on the work they do, raising some vital funds and having some fun along the way.

Their first fund raising challenge in 2020 was the Three Peaks challenge, scaling the three largest peaks in England (Scaffell’s Pike). Scotland (Ben Nevis) and Wales (Snowdon).

Their aim was to complete this challenge within 24 hours and 4 out of the 5 of them finished it in 23 hours and 3 minutes. This was a hard climb with aching legs at the end of it, but they all agreed it was worth every step to raise £4,600.00 for the charity.

Watch this space for news on more fundraising challenges in the calendar for the Reading University students soon.

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