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The Medical Sciences Development team have been working hard to respond to the funding needs of the academics leading research to combat COVID-19. To date, we have raised over £10 million from major gifts and through our public appeal. We have been delighted with the support gained for Oxford’s incredible work, which has attracted gifts from all over the world, as well as closer to home, here in our community.

We wanted to share with you some of the messages of support received from donors showing that they are 100% behind us!

We hope you enjoy just a few comments that have been made to us over the past few weeks:

"I wish all the scientists the very best for their wonderful, relentless work and am pleased to help a little in trying to do something to combat this terrible disease" Mrs Maxwell

"Our children are swimming the distance of the Channel and my sister’s children are children are running the distance from home to their grandmother’s house to raise money for Oxford’s research. The children were thrilled to get your email, it really helped them see how their challenge is important and how much it will help" Claire and family

"Good luck with the research, we all wait patiently in hopeful anticipation" Dr Graham, retired GP

"No need to do anything special to thank me, the thank you will be the outcome of all of these wonderful academics working so hard to save us" Anon

"I wish you and the team all the best in your endeavours.  This is the most important work of our lifetime and I have everything crossed that the vaccine trials work" Mrs Johnstone

"We wish the researchers involved all good fortune in their heroic efforts" Prof. Noble

"I really wasn't expecting a thank you message, but it was nice of you to send one. I hope the Oxford projects prove to be successful in the fight against coronavirus" Mr Barnes

"My wife held Zoom yoga classes and asked people to donate to Oxford's research" Mr Rock, Brigend

"We will be doing a 3 minute plank every day through the month of May to raise money for Oxford University's vaccine and drug research efforts to fight COVID 19. Thanks so much for all you are doing at Oxford- fingers crossed that something comes through pretty soon" Dr Pattle, NHS doctor

"My gift wasn't solely altruistic! I'm getting on a bit and I like to travel. At my age, what I need is the vaccine and I had heard that Oxford's vaccine had the best chance. Sending my best wishes to the whole team for a positive outcome" Chris, London

"With best wishes and Fair winds to the whole team" Anon

"For my Birthday this year, I am asking for donations to coronavirus research at Oxford University. I have chosen them because their mission means a lot to me, particularly during this Coronavirus situation where they have come forward with a vaccine, which is under trial. They have done marvellous work and world is looking forward to it. But all we know to get this great work, funds are required. Every little help makes a big difference. Hope you will help me to reach my goal and will make my day" Ujjal

"My son and his wife work in the Oxford Hospitals. I am following the news on your research and wish you every success!" Mr McNab

"I have to be part of the greatest thing that will happen in my lifetime, I’m so pleased to be able to support this work" Anon

 

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