Spinal Research Fund Raising Event

Spinal Research Fund Raising Event

Bake sale raises £486.55 for Spinal Research.

Aberdeen Spinal Injury Research Team is working towards the development of a combined strategy to promote nerve repair in the context of spinal cord injury. The aim is to combine therapies such as Omega-3 fatty acids, electrical stimulation, biomaterial and activation of intrinsic pathways for more effective tissue regeneration. Aberdeen Spinal Injury Research Team is a young group of very active and motivated investigators who are passionate about research and very keen on campaigning for greater awareness of spinal cord injury research.

International Spinal Research Trust is the UK’s leading charity funding medical research to develop reliable treatments for paralysis caused by a broken back or neck. They have already funded over 140 research projects achieving a number of ground-breaking changes in the field. One PhD student at the Aberdeen Spinal Injury Research Team is also funded by them.

The idea to make a bake sale to raise money for Spinal Research originated during a lab meeting. In the group, at the time, there were very enthusiastic and motivated BSc students who expressed interest on raising funds for this cause. The whole group got involved very quickly; all students and researchers participated in baking a great number of delicious cakes. The bake same took place in the IMS Atrium on Friday 26th of February. There was a remarkable variety of cakes and savoury pastry, the School of Medical Sciences offered a complementary hot drink voucher up to the value of £2 to allow researchers to enjoy a hot drink and a cake baked by the Spinal research team. This together with a great promotion of the event generated a superb attendance by all the investigators in the Institute of Medical Sciences building and helped raising an outstanding amount of £ 486.55. On behalf of the whole groups we would like to thank everyone who went to donate to Spinal Research and enjoy an international variety of delicious cakes!

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