City’s student scientists back Sheffield Hospitals

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A team of Sheffield scientists has raised thousands of pounds for its chosen charity - Sheffield Hospitals.

The Biomedical Science Society has elected to back healthcare provision in the city for the past three years by adopting Sheffield Hospitals as its chosen cause three years running.

Through a series of tandem skydives, balls and dances, bakes sales, quizzes and even an eating competition, the society has raised a total of £8,951.

The money raised by the society – a committee of elected students in the Department of Biomedical Science at the University of Sheffield - will go towards ensuring patients continue to receive excellent care.

Biomedical science student, Teresa Liew, has been the charity officer for the society this year, overseeing and facilitating all of the fundraising events.

Teresa, aged 22, said: “BMSSoc chose Sheffield Hospitals Charity as our adopted charity as we strongly believe in giving back to our community.

“We have arranged small and large activities, but through promoting through social media, lecture shout-outs and word of mouth, we have been able to get hundreds of students involved in the fundraising.

“During my year in office I had a really enjoyable time planning and organising various charity events and I got the opportunity to work with others from all levels, while contributing to the community.

“I have now graduated and I am looking forward to my Postgraduate Medical Degree. This experience has been very meaningful to me and I will continue to fundraise when I can.”

Isla Denoon, fundraising team manager at Sheffield Hospital’s Charity, said: “What a fantastic achievement by the Biomedical Science Society – we can’t thank them enough for their support and all the efforts they have put into fundraising events over the last three years.

“All the funds raised will help to ensure that patients in our city receive outstanding care.

“With public support, Sheffield Hospital’s Charity can continue to do more to improve the experience of patients.”

Visit www.sheffieldhospitalscharity.org.uk, email charity@shct.nhs.uk or call 0114 271 1351 to make a donation, or for fundraising ideas.