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WHY WE ARE DOING THIS?
To save lives, the world needs a vaccine to combat the deadly Covid-19 virus affecting us all.
Our aim is to raise funds towards the research into finding a vaccine and a cure …. and have fun at the same time.
For each entry we ask you for a minimum donation of £2 or local currency equivalent which can be paid through our donation page with either PayPal or a Card
The proceeds will be given to organisations trying to find a cure through their research.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab your camera or phone out, snap away and make your pooch a world champion!!!
Support from Government, corporations, trusts and foundations will be crucial to the development of a vaccine and the subsequent delivery of new and effective drugs to combat the new virus.
Alongside, however, donations of any size will have real and rapid impact, allowing research to be agile in response, to accelerate this time-critical research, and ensure that a solution will be as effective and swift as possible.
There are several organisations who are researching COVID-19 and the UKRI [UK reaseach and Innovation] are helping to keep up to date with what is happening.
Whillst many of you will be thinking that reasearch is a huge area and will need billions, there are situations where your donation can make a difference and we are watching where the best place to help is.
Below is a summary of some of the places where reasearch is going ahead and likley to need external funding too.
The UKRI Coronavirus Hub gives you the latest information on the vital work of UKRI and our community in response to the crisis, what grants and awards we have made, and our continuing call to fund your ideas to limit the outbreak and protect life.
CITIID has been recently repurposed to throw all of its weight behind the fight against COVID-19. It is integrated with the NHS both locally, through Addenbrooke’s and Royal Papworth Hospitals, and nationally, in particular via the NIHR National BioResource. Their aim to focus our research on both short and medium-term solutions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Short term measures to combat the disease are vital to save lives now, but this will be a sustained fight and longer term solutions will become critical.
The University is working directly with Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to reduce clinical research activity, and instead prioritising research on COVID-19.