December 3, 2016, by Lindsay Brooke

3 December 2016 – what’s the story behind door number three?

Claudia’s cause – a story that captured our hearts in February 2016.

On what would have been her 10th birthday, researchers at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre at The University of Nottingham gave their thanks to Claudia Burkill’s fundraising which has raised a staggering £250,000 to fund research into the disease that claimed her life. Claudia was just five years old when she was diagnosed with the incredibly rare and extremely aggressive Metastatic PineoBlastoma tumour in June 2011. Doctors gave her just six weeks to live.

Who opened the door?

Thanks to Dr Paul Greatrix, Registrar of the University of Nottingham, for opening door number 3 on our digital advent calendar. The calendar has been developed by the Mixed Reality Laboratory in the School of Computer Science with funding from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.


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