Campus bucket collections raise over £1,800
Thank you to everyone who has dropped in any loose change into one of our Sheffield Scanner fundraising buckets around the campus.
We are extremely grateful to all our staff, students, and members of the public who decided to donate their loose change into one of our fundraising buckets in 17 locations around campus, whether that was in a café, a bar or one of our shops.
The buckets were spread all over campus, from the Village Store in the Ranmoor/Endcliffe student residences all the way down to Velocity Village on Solly Street. We extend our thanks to all the staff at the different locations who have helped to encourage donations and to every single person who has dropped in a donation.
The three outlets with the highest amount fundraised so far are Café 1828 in the Medical School, Krebs Café in Firth Court and the Diamond Kitchen. When the campaign has officially closed there will be a final count up, so there’s still a chance for another outlet to overtake!
Thanks to the Gift Aid Small Donations Scheme, cash donations in the buckets will also be eligible for Gift Aid helping us to claim an extra 25% for each donation made.
Peter Anstess, General Manager of Retail for Accommodation and Commercial Services (ACS) said:
"I'm delighted that we have been able to support the Scanner Appeal in our university cafes. There are so many deserving causes, but it is without doubt that the Scanner appeal will be of huge benefit to our local community."
The University itself was famously started from penny donations, with one of its founding principles to be "a centre where the treatment of accidents and diseases will be studied". This sentiment was echoed by Caryn Masters, Director of ACS who said:
"A huge thank you to all our customers who have donated so generously at the till points in cafes and bars across campus. The university was founded on penny donations over a hundred years ago, and it is wonderful to see that small donations are continuing to make a difference to the people of Sheffield by supporting the Scanner appeal".
The total for the campaign is now over £1.8 million so we are really grateful to everyone for all their efforts in getting us closer to £2 million.
If you’re interested in a challenge to raise funds for a charitable cause at the University or if you have any questions, please contact the Community Fundraising team at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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