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In order to achieve our target of £2 million we need your help.

We are encouraging all alumni, students, staff and friends of the University to dig deep and donate what they can towards the project, with more than 10,000 people making donations to date. 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 community fundraisers have raised over £240,000 towards the Sheffield Scanner.

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 team:
+44 (0) 114 222 1073

For information and advice about organising your own fundraising event please take a look at our fundraising guide:

Sheffield Scanner Fundraising Guide

Sheffield Scanner events

December 2018

Juice Needlework Group craft fair

Date TBC

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. To express your interest in getting involved please email:, or check back later for details of how to visit the fair.

September 2018

Asda Foundation Sheffield 10k 2018

Sunday 23 September 2018

Once again we will be fielding a team in the Sheffield 10k. Our team is now full! Good luck to everyone taking part!

June 2018

The Big Walk 2018

Friday 22 June 2018
Sheffield - The Peak District - Sheffield

Hundreds of participants from the University took part in the ever-popular Big Walk challenge. The Big Walk 2018 was a 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.

Read all about the Big Walk 2018

April 2018

University of Sheffield Staff Quiz 2018

Thursday 19 April 2018
6pm, the Octagon

Over 70 teams tested their knowledge to see who would be crowned quiz champion, while taking part in a variety of other entertainment, all raising money for the Sheffield Scanner appeal.

Read all about the Staff Quiz 2018

Sheffield Scanner Half Marathon 2018

Sunday 8 April 2018
9:30am, the streets of Sheffield

Thousands of runners and spectators took to the roads of Sheffield, along with a team of 50 running the Sheffield Half Marathon in aid of the Sheffield Scanner.

Read all about our Half Marathon Team

December 2017

Juice Needlework Group exhibition and stall

Wednesday 13 December 2017
9am - 5pm, The Diamond ground floor exhibition space

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.

November 2017

Sheffield Scanner Talent Showcase

Thursday 30 November 2017
7:30 – 9:30pm

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

September 2017

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.

June 2017

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

May 2017

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.

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