The future of the Beatson Pebble Appeal
On 1 May 2014 the Beatson Pebble Appeal marked an important milestone. Following the success of the £10 million campaign to build a new world-class cancer research facility, the new Wolfson Wohl Centre at the University of Glasgow’s Garscube Estate was officially opened by Dr Harpal Kumar of Cancer Research UK. Dr Kumar said:
“While we have made huge strides in our fight against cancer over recent decades, the battle still rages and we need to keep investing in new research centres like this in order to make further progress. Glasgow is a major centre for cancer research in the UK and a key partner in our fight. Basic research like the kind that will take place in the Wolfson Wohl is essential to turning the knowledge gleaned in the lab into treatments that will actually help patients beat cancer. We’re delighted to see it up and running.”
Since construction was completed in early 2013, researchers from the University of Glasgow have been joined by colleagues from across the world. Together they form an international team of experts who will lead the next phase of scientific developments from this new knowledge hub based in Glasgow.
The campaign now aims to support the ongoing work of the Centre, to provide the most up-to-date facilities and equipment, and to continue to attract the best and the brightest to drive the vital work going on there.
By bringing the funds, facilities and people together, we can ensure that Glasgow will continue to be the home of groundbreaking developments in the understanding and treatment of cancer. The Beatson Pebble Appeal will continue to fundraise to make this ambition a reality, and transform the lives of future cancer patients.