The Nuclear AMRC is committed to charitable fundraising, raising over £25,000 in 2023.

The centre is supporting Macmillan Cancer Support as well as regional charities based in the communities around our facilities.

In 2023, we set a target of raising at least £25,000 to help people with cancer live as fully as they can – and successfully hit that total (including gift aid) at the end of the year. That total can pay for a Macmillan nurse for 735 hours (equivalent to 21 weeks) to help people living with cancer and their families to receive essential medical, practical and emotional support.

Our team continue to carry out a variety of fundraising activities over 2024. We have a Nuclear AMRC JustGiving team page for donations to Macmillan, with the opportunity to sponsor specific individual and group challenges through the year.

Sponsored challenges for 2024 include:

  • A team of James Leatherland, Amy Pritchett, Tom Purnell, Jay Shaw and Laura Staton have entered Tough Mudder Midlands in July.
  • Senior research fellow David Malley has again committed to 100 push-ups and sit-ups each day through June – plus 500 star jumps a day.
  • A team including Liz Gregory, Jay Shaw and Andrew Storer completed the 40-mile Keswick to Barrow walk on 11 May – sponsor them here.
  • Liz Gregory, Andrew Storer and Isobel Storer completed the London Marathon on 21 April.
  • The supply chain development team set out to collectively run, walk, swim and cycle the equivalent of the 2023 Tour de France route (2,116 miles) during March – and exceeded the target by 170 miles.

Donations from our members, partners, Fit For Nuclear companies and other stakeholders will be most welcome.

2023 fundraising

Staff from across the High Value Manufacturing Catapult network with their Yule logs at a charity bake-off

In December, our team joined with colleagues from across the HVM Catapult network for a festive bake-off at The Big Bake Birmingham, raising over £2,200.

Neil Murray of the Nuclear AMRC prepares for a weightlifting charity challenge

Business development manager Neil Murray completed more than 50 tonnes worth of squats through December, raising £680.

Delegates at our Nuclear Manufacturing Summit in October raised more than £9,200 in donations and a silent auction – thanks to all who contributed!

Dr Rahul Mandal with a display of cakes for the Nuclear AMRC's Macmillan coffee morning

In late September, research associate Dr Rahul Mandal completed a marathon baking challenge for a staff coffee morning – raising more than £2,200 from sponsorship and sales.

CTO Charles Carpenter and colleagues in the centre’s technology office organised a series of walks and bike rides for colleagues in the autumn.

Nuclear AMRC engineers after running the Sheffield 10km race.

Research engineer Dr Robin Hildyard and mechanical engineer Dami Shofoluwe ran the Sheffield 10K in late September, raising close to £1,000 between them.

Project manager Loretta Sarpong committed to walking 100 miles in August.

Tandem skydive

Business support analyst Isobel Storer completed a tandem skydive in August.

Senior research fellow David Malley committed to 100 push-ups and sit-ups each day through June, and more than tripled his fundraising target.

In May, members of our executive team completed the 40-mile Keswick to Barrow walk, raising over £2,500.

And our supply chain development team swam, ran, walked and otherwise propelled themselves over 1,200 miles within a month – equivalent to the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats, and halfway back.