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Sheffield Students To Raise £1 M With ‘Donate, Don’t Waste’ Scheme

Since 2013, Sheffield students have donated 66,071 bags of useable items which is the equivalent of over £925,000 worth of donations

The Donate, Don’t Waste scheme which is run by the University of Sheffield, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield City Council and charity partners, aims to minimise the environmental impact created when students move out, whilst helping to raise vital funds for the British Heart Foundation. 

Since 2013, Sheffield students have donated 66,071 bags of useable items which is the equivalent of over £925,000 worth of donations. It is hoped that this year’s donations will see that figure reach the £1 million mark.

Donations made by students reduce the waste produced when they are moving out while also making a positive difference in the wider community.

The University of Sheffield has many research projects in collaboration with, and funded by the British Heart Foundation.

Examples of these projects include developing new ways to image the lungs, creating a new virtual tool to detect heart patients needing stents, and research into uncovering the mechanisms behind pulmonary arterial hypertension; working towards a cure.



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