Thank you for supporting our tireless 10k team

We're sending huge congratulations to colleagues who took part in the Sheffield 10k on Sunday 24 September to raise vital funds for our Sheffield Scanner appeal.

As of Tuesday 26 September, our University team of 16 had collectively raised more than £6,000 for our pioneering campaign, with donations still being made all the time.


David Meadows, Development Officer for Legacies and Individual Giving, said:

“Our University team should be really proud of their efforts. There were lots of smiling faces, even at the finish line, and the camaraderie was fantastic. On behalf of everybody involved in the Sheffield Scanner appeal, I extend our gratitude to everybody who took part and, of course, their supporters.

“We will be continuing to look for opportunities to get people involved in fundraising for the Sheffield Scanner, and we’ll be supporting individuals with their own fundraising challenges too. We’re hoping that we’ll be able to get a team together for the Sheffield Half Marathon next year.”

Support our life-changing campaign

Thank you to everyone who supported the runners in person or made a donation. You can still donate, and every penny helps us towards our £2 million target to establish a ground-breaking MRI-PET facility. This is set to transform our understanding of serious conditions like cancer, dementia, heart and lung diseases, MND, Parkinson's and stroke.

Donate via Just Giving

On the day

Our team of runners completed an exhausting route that took them through the city centre, along Ecclesall Road, and around the edges of pretty Endcliffe Park. They then continued along Riverdale Road, along Endcliffe Vale Road close to the Botanical Gardens and back into city centre where they were greeted by crowds cheering them on.

Professor Bob Stern from our Department of Philosophy took part in the run.

Bob said: "I finished the run and it went well. My time was 43:36, which was a couple of minutes faster than last year. I came seventh in my age group (55-60), and think I was first in the Sheffield scanner team.

"The weather was perfect, and nice to get support from the crowds and the University organisers of the appeal, Debbie (Beaumont-Thomas) and David (Meadows). And I was really pleased to reach my fundraising target of £1000, so many thanks indeed to all my donors!"

If you would like to support Bob's fundraising, you can do so via his Just Giving page.

What is the Sheffield Scanner appeal?

Throughout 2017 the University is working to raise £2 million to establish a ground-breaking MRI-PET facility. MRI-PET is the most advanced imaging technology to date. It will transform our understanding of serious conditions like cancer, dementia, heart and lung diseases, MND, Parkinson's and stroke and the way we treat them in the future. This will be the first facility of its kind in Yorkshire and a vital investment in the health of people in this region, across the UK and beyond.

An MRI scan produces comprehensive information of the organs, tissues and structures of the body. PET imaging measures how well the body is functioning. MRI-PET combines these powerful tools in a single scan to provide the most detailed pictures of the inside of the body available. With this knowledge we will be able to answer major questions about disease and identify faster and better ways to detect, treat and prevent ill health.