About Us

We wanted to come up with a plan to support local people and organisations in the simplest way possible, so in the summer of 2022 we launched ‘The Sheffield 1000 Charity’.

The concept is simple... we’re aiming to get 1000 people donating £1 each week. The money would be used to support local charities and good causes with a £1000 donation every week of the year.

We know that Sheffielders have big hearts and are always keen to help and support each other. Now is a great time to do that in a really simple and effective way.

the people behind
sheffield 1000

Dan Walker (Patron)

Dan is a proud resident of Sheffield and a well-known TV presenter and journalist. He used to sit on the BBC Breakfast sofa but moved to Channel 5 in 2022 and is a much loved broadcaster and author. Dan has been a dedicated patron of The Children’s Hospital Charity since 2012 and raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for the charity with his annual star-studded golf days. In 2019 Dan helped to organise a fly-past in Sheffield to commemorate the 75th anniversary of a plane crash during WWII. Thousands of people attended the ceremony in Endcliffe Park and millions watched on live TV.

Arnie Singh (Trustee)

Born and bred in Sheffield, Arnie is the Managing Director of City Taxis - the largest UK private hire taxi firm outside of London. Previously a music teacher, his creativity has spurred the company’s most innovative ideas - like their City Grab service, City Electric initiative and City Charity Incubator project. Arnie is a member of the Mercia Learning Trust, a Vice-Chair of Sheffield Theatres, trustee of Sheffield Museums and is heavily involved with a number of initiatives and projects to improve the city he loves.

Steve Manley (Trustee)

An experienced fundraiser, Steve was Born in Sheffield and is passionate about our wonderful city. Steve is the joint Managing Director of Universal Office Products - a company formed in Sheffield back in 2002. He is closely involved with various charity initiatives and is an active member of the regional Young Enterprise board. Whilst the youngest ever Sheffield Chamber of Commerce President in 2018/19, Steve designed and opened the Sheffield Chamber Business & Enterprise academy at Sheffield College, which was created to inspire, identify hidden talent and provide real life experiences to local students.

Melinda Schofield (Trustee)

Born in Sheffield, Melinda is the Regional Sales Director for Bauer Yorkshire which includes brands such as Hallam FM, Pulse and Greatest Hits Radio. With over 20 years of experience in Media having started out at Sheffield Newspapers and having spent time at Sheffield International Venues, Melinda has a wealth of experience and knowledge in both Private and Public Sector organisations at a senior level. Melinda is a member of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce Council and is also a Board Member of the Cash for Kids Charity.

our independent
judging panel

Darren Pearce

Darren Pearce

Centre Director at Meadowhall

Darren is a qualified Chartered Accountant that oversees one of the most iconic shopping centres in the country.

Graham Royle

Graham Royle

Chairman and CEO of GRI Group

Graham is a hugely successful entrepreneur based in Sheffield and is a significant supporter of many local charities.

Nancy Fielder

Nancy Fielder

Editor of the Sheffield Star and Sheffield Telegraph

Nancy is passionate about everything to do with Sheffield and is a key voice within the city.

Ruth McDonald

Ruth McDonald

Community and Family Engagement Officer

Ruth is a social worker, who sits on the Sheffield Theatres Trust Board along with Sheffield University Arts and Culture board, helping to drive diversity forward reinforcing the city of culture.

Helen Sims

Helen Sims

CEO of Voluntary Action Sheffield

Helen is the Chief Executive Officer at Voluntary Action Sheffield and works to support the fantastic array of voluntary and community organisations in the city.

our partners

Charity Number: 1195383