In order to achieve our target of £2 million we need your help.
We will be encouraging all alumni, students, staff and friends of the University to dig deep and donate what they can towards the project. As well as financial donations, giving your time to help fundraise can be just as valuable, so if this is something you'd be interested in let us know. So far our incredible fundraisers have raised over £141,000.
In June 2018 we will see the return of the Big Walk for the Sheffield Scanner. In September 2017 we had a team of 20 running the Sheffield 10k run, and in 2018 a team of 50 are taking on the Sheffield Half marathon.
But there are a whole host of other ways you can get involved through your own fundraising challenges, and our team is here to support you all the way.
We have guides and resources to help you organise your event; from quizzes and bake sales to marathons and skydives. If you have an idea to raise money then get in touch and we can work together to reach our target and bring this ground-breaking MRI-PET facility to Sheffield.
For advice about organising your own fundraising event please contact our Community Fundraising lead:
For information and advice about organising your own fundraising event please take a look at our fundraising guide:
Sheffield Scanner events
The Big Walk 2018
Friday 22 June 2018
Join hundreds of participants from the University taking part in the ever-popular Big Walk challenge. The Big Walk 2018 will be another wonderfully scenic 26.2-mile, marathon distance walk starting 3 miles west of the University in Lodge Moor and heading out to the Peak District before looping back to Sheffield and ending on the campus.
Find out more and sign up
University of Sheffield Staff Quiz 2018
Thursday 19 April 2018
Over 70 teams will test their knowledge to see who is crowned quiz champion, while taking part in a variety of other entertainment, all raising money for the Sheffield Scanner appeal.
Sheffield Scanner Half Marathon 2018
Sunday 8 April 2018
Join thousands of runners and spectators on the roads of Sheffield as part of a team of 50 running the Sheffield Half Marathon in aid of the Sheffield Scanner.
Juice Needlework Group exhibition and stall
Wednesday 13 December 2017
The Juice Needlework Group will be showing their support for the appeal by showcasing the best of their creations as well as running a stall selling items, perfect for crafty Christmas gifts, with proceeds going towards the Sheffield Scanner.
Sheffield Scanner Talent Showcase
Thursday 30 November 2017
Hosted in Firth Hall this event will showcase a range of performance talents celebrating the incredible breadth of musical and artistic talent behind The University of Sheffield.
All money raised before and on the night will be donated to the Sheffield Scanner appeal.
Visit the Talent Showcase web page to purchase tickets
Asda Foundation Sheffield 10K 2017
Sunday 24 September 2017
The University has a team of 20 runners taking part in the Asda Foundation Sheffield 10k.
The team are fundraising for the Sheffield Scanner campaign, so if you know someone taking part why not make a contribution for their run, or come along to the course and cheer them on on the day.
Thousands of runners are set to descend on the city’s streets. This much-talked about event starts in Arundel Gate in the heart of the city and takes runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park.
It continues along Riverdale Road, along Endcliffe Vale Road, past the Endcliffe Village, then travels down Brocco Bank and back to an exhilarating city centre finish.
The Big Walk - 50 miles in 24 hours
7 am Friday 30 June – 7 am Saturday 1 July 2017
Join us and hundreds of others from the University taking part in the third Big Walk challenge. Walking 50 miles in 24 hours, starting and finishing at the University and taking in the gorgeous surroundings of the Peak District, this is a new take on the fundraising event of the past few years.
Visit the Big Walk 2017 web pages for full details
University Quiz Night for the Sheffield Scanner
Monday 15 May 2017
Teams of alumni, staff, students and friends are invited to take part in this annual quiz, with prizes for the winners and runners up. More details to follow.