Millions raised in fundraising by Sheffield University

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SHEFFIELD University has been praised for its fundraising efforts which have amassed more than £11 million in the last three years as part of a Government initiative for higher education.

The university was set a challenge to raise over £8.25 million in three years, which would then be match-funded with up to £2.75 million by the Government.

Thanks to the generosity of supporters, the work of employees, and over 5,000 new charitable donations, staff exceeded their target.

The cash has helped to develop the state-of-the-art Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience.

An award for the university’s efforts was presented in London to university Vice-Chancellor Professor Keith Burnett and director of the SITraN facility Professor Pam Shaw.