Funding boost for cancer stem cell research
5 November 2016
Enterprise Rent-a-car continues to support the cutting-edge work of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute with a generous donation of more than £13,000.
The Institute was Enterprise’s chosen charity for 2015/16 and, over the past year, the company’s regional teams have worked tirelessly to raise vital funds, with activities including gala dinners, afternoon teas, dress down days, football tournaments, bake sales and more.
In October, a group of Enterprise employees visited the Institute to present Dr Matthew Smalley, Deputy Director of the Institute with a cheque. During their visit the group were given a ‘behind-the-scenes’ tour of the Institute to provide them with an insight into the type of research that will be supported by their fundraising efforts.
Catrin Morgan, Business Development Manager Wales and South West England at Enterprise, explained why the company has chosen to support the Institute.
“I have been greatly impressed with the work of the institute since I met the team back in 2014, It didn’t take me long to convince the team that we are raising money for a cutting edge research institute. We all feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the European Cancer Stem Cell Institute; we at Enterprise are fully engaged and enthusiastic in raising money for such a complex and emotive subject matter and right here on our doorstep in Cardiff.”
Dr Matthew Smalley said
"Cancer remains one of the major challenges in terms of life expectancy and is recognised as the second largest cause of mortality within the EU.”
“Our research is transforming cancer therapies but there is still much more to do, and as a charity we rely on voluntary support and monetary donations to continue our work.
We are incredibly grateful to Enterprise for their incredible support. Every penny we receive goes directly into our laboratory, supporting our efforts to develop new and effective cancer therapies.”