A patchwork of feelings

Dr Anke Brüning-Richardson is asking people to make and send her a textile-based fabric square (20 cm x 20 cm) which depicts their feelings about brain tumours.

The pieces will then be made into a hanging quilt, which will be used for awareness-raising at public science fairs and other public engagement work. But why a quilt?

Anke explains, “There is the link to the textile industry in Leeds but also, making up a bigger picture out of pieces is a bit like trying to understand the disease better. We still do not know very much about brain tumour biology, so I think this quilt also symbolises this - by putting together the pieces we get a better picture of how to tackle this disease.”

The fabric can be knitted, stitched or glued but should be sturdy. Every fabric donor will receive an official thankyou letter with a photograph of the completed quilt.

When sending in your fabric square, please include your home address and make sure it reaches Anke by 1 October 2017. You can send it to:

Dr Anke Brüning-Richardson,Leeds Institute of Cancer and Pathology, Level 5 Wellcome Trust Brenner Building, Leeds University St James’s Hospital Site, Leeds LS9 7TF, United Kingdom.

Your fabric square cannot be returned to you.

Please email Anke if you have any questions or need further info.

Dr Anke Brüning-Richardson is a senior research fellow and a member of the group at the Leeds (UK) Institute of Cancer and Pathology. She is involved in research on the development of novel drugs, which stop brain tumour cells from spreading into healthy parts of the brain.

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