The Big Walk 2015

Walking 286 miles in 15 days raising funds for Lung Disease research. 

The team for The Big Walk

The Big Walk Cause

The One Day Challenge


In September 2015 the University had 21 alumni, staff and friends taking part in a special fundraising walk covering 286 miles in 15 days. In total the challenge raised an incredible £86,000 for lung disease research here at the University of Sheffield.

Over 14 days the team covered the full Pennine Way walk. The national trail celebrated its 50th anniversary year in 2015 and is described as the one of the most spectacular and well loved trails in the UK. On the final day the team was joined by staff and students from the University to walk the final 20 miles from Edale to Sheffield as part of the Big Walk - One day Challenge.

The aim of the challenge was to raise funds and awareness for Lung Disease research here at the University of Sheffield, specifically our leading research in pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH). PAH is a devastating condition in which the blood pressure within the lungs is much higher than normal, putting an enormous strain on the heart. There is currently no cure for PAH but at Sheffield we are already making exciting discoveries that we hope will lead to better treatments and ultimately defeat this condition. The funds we raise from this event will help to accelerate our research into the development of much needed new treatments and make a real difference to lives of patients with PAH.

To donate and support please visit the Big Walk JustGiving pagePennine Way Anniversary

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