Wear your jeans to work

If you had £100 and six months to make as much money as possible, what would you do?

JeansWith only their creativity, teamwork and entrepreneurial skills to count on, the Department of Finance is facing exactly that challenge and our brave money-minded colleagues have decided to ask for our help.

Along with 33 local companies, they’re taking part in the Master Cutlers Challenge 2014, possibly the most exciting charity event in our region.

“We need your help to turn our £100 into something much bigger,” said Andrew Wood, Assistant Director in the Financial Management team.

“We’d love to see as many people as possible don a pair of jeans on Wednesday 20 August and donate £1 to this year’s nominated charities.

“If 7,000 people each donate £1 we can raise – you’ve guessed it – £7,000 in just one day, so on behalf of everyone on the team, thank you in advance!”

All money raised during the Challenge will be used to improve care for premature and sick babies with Sheffield Hospitals Charity, and to give children and young people an educational experience they will never forget with the Whirlow Hall Farm Trust.

Collection boxes will be placed across the main campus on 20 August for your £1 donation. You’ll find them at:

  • New Spring House reception
  • Income Office reception
  • Level 1 reception - Arts Tower
  • Level 7 EFM reception - Arts Tower
  • Room C03 - Barber House - Faculty of Medicine
  • Room D138 - Sir Frederick Mappin Building - Faculty of Engineering
  • Floor E - Addison Building - Faculty of Science

For all other departments and offices, members of the Master Cutlers team will walk round and collect from as many buildings as possible during the afternoon of Wednesday 20 August. Look out for them as they’ll also be selling tickets for their raffle. To be drawn on Friday 5 September, there’s over 20 great raffle prizes to be won, including a ladies’ Christian Dior watch (value £675), meals out, beauty vouchers and gym passes. Tickets are just £1 each.

Finance is not the only University team to take up the Master Cutlers Challenge; the AMRC and The Innovation Centre have also been undertaking fundraising activities as part of the challenge, including a World Cup sweepstake earlier in the summer.

Note: To comply with regulations, donations should be from individuals only and not from University funds.

Want to learn more about our University campus, exercise your “grey matter”, keep fit and possibly win some cash while raising funds for a good cause?

The Master Cutlers Challenge team in Finance have also devised a treasure hunt based around the University. There’s no stipulation on exactly when this should be done, but it’s open now and all forms need to be returned by 5pm on Friday 29 August.

The cost is £1 per person for a quiz sheet with a first prize of £40 and runner-up prize of £10. Entry is open to all. Proceeds are going to the Master Cutlers Challenge.

Entry forms can be collected from reception on floor 1 of the Arts Tower and at New Spring House reception.