Annelise Edwards is attempting to raise as much money as she can for the John Van Geest Cancer Research Centre

A Nottingham Trent university student is hoping to raise more than £600 for a cancer charity with a sponsored run and gym challenge.

Annelise Edwards, 20, who is studying English and creative writing, has organised the fun run which will take place on Sunday, November 12 at 12pm where teams of people will attempt to complete the 3km. The location is yet to be confirmed.

Alongside this, an ongoing 20km gym challenge is running until the November, 15 where participants pay a £2 fee to try and conquer 20K on the bike, treadmill or rowing machine in any of the NTU gyms.

People will take to NTU Gyms to try and conquer 20K to raise money for charity

All money raised as a result of these events will go directly to the John Van Geest Research Centre, based at Nottingham Trent’s Clifton Campus.

The centre, which opened in 2010, is home to a team of world class scientists who conduct extensive research into innovative treatments and the diagnosis of cancer with the ultimate aim to save lives.

Annelise said: “It’s a good cause because it’s a very sensitive subject that affects a lot of people I know.”

The centre is totally reliant on donations and 100 per cent of funds raised by Annelise will go towards incredible life changing scientific research that is close to everyone’s hearts.

Annelise said: “My target is £650 and I know that’s ambitious but I’d rather be striving for a higher target than lower.”

She organised the events as part of a fundraising challenge set by the university which involves raising as much money as possible which goes towards the John Van Geest Centre.

She is raising money as part of her IoD Challenge which is organised by Nottingham Trent University

She said: “Although the challenge is part of the university, the students are responsible for organising the fundraising events ourselves; the venues, facilities and getting in contact with the right people.

“There are a lot of things to be won as an incentive to take part and even if it’s just a £1 sponsorship, every little helps.

“It’s a fun thing to get involved in, I don’t see why people wouldn’t do it.”

You can donate to her Just Giving Page here.