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Cancer Quest @ techniquest

NWCR Research Manager Tania has recently attended public engagement event, Cancer Quest @ Techniquest.

Tania travelled to Glyndwr in Wrexham to represent NWCR at the event, along with seven other charities who collectively make up the Wales Cancer Partnership.

The organisations came together to put on a series of interactive activities targeted at children, to immerse them into the world of cancer research. Children and their parents were able to get hands-on with live demonstrations over the two days, including an experiment to extract DNA from strawberries, children looking at their own cheek cells under a microscope and even a trip through a giant inflatable bowel! 

The event was organised by the Wales Cancer Partnership, which aims to bring together all cancer organisations in Wales for the benefit
of patients. Other research groups were part of the collaboration, as well as higher education institutions, third sector organisations and the NHS.

Over the two days, the Partnership engaged adults and children alike at the science discovery centre, with the aim of bringing children closer to cancer research and the fundamental science behind it. 

Jodie Bond, spokesperson for the Wales Cancer Partnership, said: “We were delighted to work with Techniquest Glyndwr on this special event. Eight different cancer organisations came together to make this possible and it was really rewarding to see everyone working together to teach visitors about cancer and allow them to experience the science behind cancer research. 

“It was wonderful to see visitors’ faces light up as they got hands-on with laboratory equipment and played our interactive games. I hope that by getting children involved in our work at this event, we have gone some way to inspiring the next generation of cancer researchers.”