Cancer Research UK has raised £34 million for the Francis Crick Institute, the largest biomedical research building in Europe. It is now just over one third of the way towards its £100 million target for the Create The Change campaign.
The figure was announced at the Institute’s topping out ceremony which took place today at the site in King’s Cross, London.
This is the largest capital appeal that Cancer Research UK has run and is the first time the charity has sought contributions from outside of the UK.
Donations have been received from a range of philanthropists and trusts including a £3 million gift from The Wolfson Foundation.
The Crick is a landmark partnership between the UK’s three largest funders of biomedical research: the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and the Wellcome Trust, and three of its leading universities: UCL, Imperial College and King’s College London.
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