Skip to main content

Race Night in Aid of Progeria


Race Night in Aid of Progeria

Lesley Warren is one of the first points of contact that new students and their families will have with Brunel. Lesley is a Marketing Officer whose role is to showcase Brunel to potential students running campus tours and events. When Lesley is not highlighting the exciting Brunel opportunity to young people she is busier than ever fundraising for various causes close to her heart. We are delighted that one such cause is our very own Progeria.

Progeria is a tragic condition that ages children 8 years for every 1 of their natural lives. The children have a life expectancy of just 13 years and suffer throughout their short lives with many of the afflictions of old age; strokes, heart conditions, mobility and dietary problems.

So touched by the dedication of Dr Ian Kill, Dr Jo Bridger and their team to finding answers about this ageing conundrum, Lesley has taken on the challenge to organise Race nights here on campus . This is the second Race Night we have held at Brunel University, the first one in March 2011 was a huge success raising £1600.

Tickets are £10 each which includes supper and you can make a donation towards a homemade dessert. There will be a super raffle and great prizes for the winning horse owners.  Come along and join in: gentlemen - smart casual, ladies - dress like you are going to Ascot! Put on your best dress, hat and heels and come and have some fun at the Race Night on Friday 1st March 2013 at 5.45 pm in the Newton Room, Hamilton Building.

Please come along and support our Progeria Research Team. All monies raised will be donated to the team to help them continue their very valuable work here at Brunel University.

For tickets and further information call: Lesley Warren on 01895 265596 or email and Hilary Quincey on 01895 265588 or email