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Preparing the site

Earlier this month senior members of the University met with the contractors and architects on the site of the Sheffield Scanner.

The site has now been closed off from the public as work to prepare the site for construction gets underway.

The Sheffield Scanner site being prepared ahead of the start of construction Senior members of the University and Sheffield Hospitals Trust visit the site of the Scanner

Sheffield Scanner appeal reaches £2 million goal

Thanks to generous support from over 11,000 donors we have raised £2 million pounds to establish a ground-breaking MRI-PET facility here in Sheffield.

Professor Koen Lamberts, President and Vice-Chancellorof the University of Sheffield, said:

“The success of this fundraising campaign is a fantastic achievement and marks the beginning of an exciting journey for the University, the Sheffield city region and beyond. I am extremely proud that Sheffield will now be home to one of only eight MRI-PET scanners in the UK.”

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Appeal to bring the future of medical imaging to Yorkshire reaches £1.5 million milestone

Our appeal to bring a revolutionary medical imaging scanner to Yorkshire to accelerate pioneering research into devastating diseases and give patients access to ground-breaking clinical trials, has reached the £1.5 million milestone.

Professor Dame Pamela Shaw, Vice-President and Head of Medicine, Dentistry and Health at the University of Sheffield, said:

“We have been overwhelmed by the response to the Sheffield Scanner Appeal and the generosity of thousands of individuals and groups who have helped us to reach the £1.5 million milestone,”

Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign. We now have one final push to reach our £2 million target.

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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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