To reach our goal it is going to take a united effort by alumni, staff and students from across the University, and the city as a whole. That is why we are setting ourselves a target to encourage and work with 350 volunteer fundraisers for the campaign. From bakers to bikers, walkers to writers, all your activities will contribute, and we can't do it without you. Get involved and add your name to our list of volunteers.
Sheffield Scanner appeal tops £1 million
The ambitious campaign to bring an MRI-PET scanner to Sheffield has now broken through the £1 million barrier thanks to widespread support from staff, current and former students, members of the local community and friends of the University. From generous one-off gifts to sponsored sporting events, quiz nights and bake sales, more than 5,500 donors have helped the project reach this major milestone.
"This is a significant achievement, given that the fundraising campaign started less than 12 months ago," says President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Keith Burnett. "How have we got here? It is thanks to the hard work and generosity of the University of Sheffield community who have got behind this campaign and have helped us reach that £1 million milestone in record time. The potential power of MRI-PET is quite incredible and I look forward to the scientific discoveries and clinical breakthroughs that will come from our internationally-leading research teams here at Sheffield once the new facility is up-and-running," he said.
However you are supporting the Sheffield Scanner campaign - thank you.
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Campaign for the future of medical imaging reaches £750,000
The University of Sheffield is one step closer to bringing the most advanced medical imaging technology to Yorkshire, having raised £750,000 for its Sheffield Scanner appeal to provide an MRI-PET facility for the region.
The £2 million campaign has seen a significant boost in donations following The Big Walk fundraising challenge, which saw 272 people walk up to 50 miles in just 24 hours. The walkers, along with a host of other community fundraisers, have contributed over £138,000 towards the total since the campaign launched in March 2017. Contributions have also been received from charitable trusts and foundations, legacy gifts and generous individual donations.
Thank you to everyone who has got behind the campaign so far, from the Big Walk-ers, to our other community fundraisers, to everyone who has donated in support of a fundraiser or the cause in general.
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Sheffield Scanner reaches £500,000 milestone
After launching our campaign in March 2017, we are delighted to have raised over 25% of our £2 million target in just three months. None of this would be possible without the fantastic generosity of our supporters, including those who have already donated to help us reach £500,000, but also to everyone who has gotten behind the cause to raise awareness and fundraise through their own events.
At the end of June, we will see over 250 alumni, staff, students and friends take part in the Big Walk 2017, and we cannot wait to get out on the trail with you all, and to help you raise tens of thousands of pounds for our cause. We continue to be amazed by your incredible drive, both as you train for the challenge, and in the range of creative ways you are finding to help make this project a reality.
Thank you for all your support so far, and good luck to those of you with the Big Walk ahead.
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