A Sheffield university worker is preparing for a 24-mile swim to raise money for high-tech medical equipment.
Ian Wright, deputy director of human resources at the University of Sheffield, will swim a mile every hour for 24 hours in open water to help raise funds to bring the first MRI-PET scanner to the region.
The machine will transform research into a number of devastating diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis.
Ian said: “I love working at the University and the incredible research that happens all around us never ceases to amaze me.
“The ground-breaking work which happens here in Sheffield has an impact on and addresses some of the world’s biggest challenges – it’s really inspiring.
“I’ve known people who have suffered from many of the conditions the scanner will help to tackle so anything I can do to help develop new therapies and better outcomes for patients is fantastic.”
Ian will take on the swim this Thursday. To sponsor him visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/swimmingroundindincircles.
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