Our first charity has been chosen!


Hello everyone.


I hope you’re ok and first up I just wanted to say thank you for your support of The Sheffield 1000.


We set this charity up to try and help people in our city and we’ve had a great response over the first few weeks and we are now at the exciting stage of starting to give money away!


Thank you for your nominations and the first charity we gave £1000 to were Baby Basics.


Steve and I went to go and see Cat and the team this week and have a look around their charity which is a volunteer-led project aiming to support new mothers and families who are struggling to meet the financial and practical burden of looking after a new baby. 


They do an amazing job and the need is huge. Our £1000 is going towards buying some baby beds for the 50 or so families they currently have on their waiting list.


We’ll be giving out another £1000 next Friday so… tell your friends. We want to be at the stage of being able to do it every single week as soon as possible as there is so much need around at the moment. As soon as you sign up (LINK) you can start nominating good causes and charities in our city.


Thanks for your support.


A little update for you


Hello there


How are you all? Life has been really busy but it’s been great to see the charity growing and more people coming on board at a time when so many are in need. 


Thank you so much for your continued support. We are in a position now where we can give away some much needed money in the build up to Christmas so please get on the website  and nominate those charities and good causes you’d like to us to support.


The other thing we’d love you to do is tell your friends and encourage them to get involved. You can even send them the sign up link


We would love to get to 1000 members as soon as possible so we can give out £1000 pounds every week of the year.


Thanks again for the support and we’ll be sending regular updates to keep you posted as things develop. You’re all lovely.




Dan Walker

Founder and Patron, The Sheffield 1000


Happy new year!


Happy New Year everyone!

I hope you’re all okay and you were able to have a at least a little rest over Christmas.

Thank you once again for your support for The  Sheffield 1000. Because of your generosity, we were able to support 2 food banks over the festive period - you may have seen the pictures on social media. 

Both the New Hope food bank and the S6 food bank were able to spend £1000 on supplies for the people they look after.

As a charity, it has been amazing to support so many good causes already and we want to keep going and growing in 2023.

Please encourage your friends, colleagues and family to join up and don’t forget to nominate the charities and good causes that you come into contact with or would like to help. 

Hopefully see you soon.


Let’s get nominating!


Hello lovely members of The Sheffield 1000

We hope you are all doing ok. I am writing this on the train back to the place which is apparently “the second best city break in Europe” according to Time Out Magazine! 

Come on Sheffield.

Thanks again for your continued support and to everyone who has told their friends, family and colleagues about our charity.

We’d love to get to 1000 people as soon as possible and have big plans for 2023 and beyond.

It would be great to get your nominations for the next £1000 to give away so please go to the website  to do that and we can support another good cause as soon as possible.

Thanks again and hopefully see you soon 



The Sheffield 1000 out and about!


Hi everyone


Over the last two weekends The Sheffield 1000 team and have been lucky enough to be invited to two brilliant football matches.


On Saturday 4th March we were invited to the watch Hallam FC. It was fantastic. The team won - that’s 7 in a row now - and we got to go on the pitch before the game and talk about the charity.


 It was a wonderful day and we met so many lovely people and to top it off we got a few new donations for our charity too!


 Last Saturday we were guests of Sheffield United at their game against Luton Town.


Let’s not mention the result… it wasn’t a good one… but Dan got to speak in a number of hospitality boxes and on the pitch at halftime all to help raise awareness of what The Sheffield 1000 is all about.


The club were so helpful and Paul Gosney from City Taxis was handing out flyers and cards like a champion. We picked up a number of new members and got to have many great conversations about what we are trying to do in this lovely city of ours.


It has been so encouraging to see Sheffielders get behind the charity and we also need to thank you for all your recent nominations.


Dan’s bike accident and the snow have held up the giving out of some money but over the next few weeks we will be handing out plenty of money to some of the charities and good causes you’ve highlighted. Keep an eye on your emails for updates.


Thanks again for your ongoing support - it really makes a difference.


Have a great week.

Team Sheffield 1000


This weeks charity: Mums in Need


Hello to all our lovely supporters


After attending the two football matches over the last couple of weeks with the team to raise more awareness of The Sheffield 1000, we are delighted to say we were back out with the big cheque today handing out another £1000.


This week we were able to support the nominated charity Mums in Need.

Mums in Need is a brilliant organisation founded by Laura Riley in 2013 to help improve support for mums who have experienced coercive control and post separation abuse.


We were thrilled to hear this £1000 donation will pay for 1 to 1 counselling for two mums for 6 months.


It is all thanks to you, our fantastic supporters that we are able to help such worthy local charities.


We will be handing out another £1000 next week so keep an eye out on our social media platforms and on your emails to see who your kind donations help next.


Thank you again for your continued support and have a great week.

Dan and The Sheffield 1000 Team


This weeks Charity: ADIRA


We are delighted to let all our supporters know we were able to give £1000 to another great charity this week.


We had the pleasure of meeting Ursula who founded the ADIRA charity in 2012, along with two of the charities Board members Tracy and Karen.


ADIRA are based on the Wicker in Sheffield and provide black people of all ages, who have experienced mental health problems, with a safe, friendly and culturally sensitive meeting space. It is here where anyone needing support is offered information and advice along with social and leisure activities.


On the 6th December 2022 they launched a Self-care hub where anyone referred to ADIRA will be provided with free and low-cost cleaning essentials, skin and hair care products for men and women with a focus on culturally appropriate skin and hair care products for people of Africa-Caribbean heritage.


It is fantastic to know some of the £1000 will go towards vital items needed to keep the self-care hub running.


It was a privilege to meet the ADIRA team and get a real sense of how everyone works together to support the community. For anyone interested or knows someone who might be – they are running a mental health meeting at St Marys Church on Bramall Lane on 15th April 2023.


Thank you again for all your support - keep your eyes peeled for where your kind donations will go next week.


Best wishes for a great week!

Dan & The Sheffield 1000 Team


This weeks charity: Share Psychotherapy


This week the team were able to give £1000 to another incredible Charity – Share Psychotherapy.

Share Psychotherapy was founded over 50 years ago, initially to help and council young people with drug addiction. As the charity has grown over the years, they are able to support a much wider range of issues including bereavement, depression, sexual and/or physical abuse.

It was fantastic to be able to visit Share and so many of the team (L-R in the photo Vanessa Boddye -Trustee & volunteer therapist / Jon- clinical Lead / Lynn Keirs - Co-chair of the board & Trustee / Laura - administrative team / Cat – Operations Manager) at their base on Wilkinson Street in Sheffield. They have over 40 therapists working as volunteers or trainees and are able to provide over 100 therapy appointments every week.

It was so humbling to hear that the £1000 is going to go directly to help the lowest income clients receive therapy sessions for free for as long as possible.

Thank you to all our incredible supporters for making this possible.

We are back out again next week and we will keep you updated on where the next £1000 is going.

Best wishes

Dan & The Sheffield 1000 Team


This weeks charity: SYEDA


Hi to all our fantastic supporters,

As April has arrived with a hint of sunshine I am delighted to be able to let you know that this week one of our volunteers, Lucy, made it out to hand over the £1000 to the incredible South Yorkshire Easting Disorder Association (SYEDA) and spent time with the charities CEO, Chris Hood, to get to know a little more about how the charity works.

SYEDA was founded in 1996 and provides treatment across South Yorkshire for people living with an eating disorder. Treatment may include one to one therapy, support groups and occupational therapy. Alongside this SYEDA also offer support and provides information to friends and families.

The charity also deliver education and training sessions in schools, colleges, to professionals and the wider community. 

Lucy said “It was an absolute privilege to be able to represent The Sheffield 1000 and hand over the £1000. Hearing  first hand that the money will go directly into delivering therapy and provide support that is so crucial to people with Eating Disorders is fantastic”.

Thank you again for helping us give away another £1000 this week. Please do keep telling your friends and family about how to get involved – the more support we have the more charities we can help.

Best wishes

Dan and The Sheffield 1000 Team


This weeks charity: Judes Charity



This week the £1000 donations have gone to support a young Sheffield boy called Jude who was heartbreakingly diagnosed with an aggressive cancer just before he turned 3 years old. Our Charity Trustee Steve Manley met with Jude’s Uncle to hand over the £1000.

We wanted you, our incredible donators, to hear first hand from Jude’s Mum Lucy, about how Jude is and how your incredible donations will help:

“Jude was diagnosed with High Risk Neuroblastoma, an aggressive cancer, the day before his third birthday. Our lives were turned upside down and inside out. As a family with the help of our extended family, friends and complete strangers from Sheffield and across the world we have been tirelessly fundraising for over a year. We were originally fundraising for Jude to access a vaccine in New York which aimed to stop the cancer returning and had a set target to aim to and we reached it. As things changed and we found out the devastating news that Jude had relapsed in November, just days before we had planned to travel to New York. The extent of the disease was vast and we were told he could be treated to allow him time but not for a cure. Our options started to close down. Jude has responded so well to chemotherapy and radiotherapy but the NHS can’t offer anything else and so ultimately he is still “palliative”. However, his response has meant that there are options abroad. Where we had the set amount to aim for before, at the moment we have no set figure to aim for because there are so many variables and extras that may need to be factored in. We also don’t have time on our side as, if approved, Jude would need to travel pretty quickly as we couldn’t risk the cancer changing again. Every donation counts, every penny helps. A donation like the one from Sheffield 1000 helps us to be able to have a breather knowing that some money has gone into the pot that day. It is a glimmer of hope that Jude’s life might change from the 21 months of continuous cancer treatment, pain and hospitals that he has endured and we may be able to give him a life of a normal 4 year old. Any money that isn’t used by Jude to access treatment will be used by Solving Kids’ Cancer to help fund research into Neuroblastoma. We are extremely thankful for the donation.”

I think reading how much this money is needed to support Jude in his fight against this dreadful disease really hits home about how important your donations are and the support and impact the weekly £1000 donations can make.

Thank you all, and please continue to spread the word about The Sheffield 1000 so we can help as many smaller Charities as we can.

Best wishes for a great week
Dan and The Sheffield 1000 Team


Thank you


Hi Guys

We hope you are all ok and thanks so much for your continued support and so many wonderful nominations.

It’s wonderful to see how committed you all are in supporting good causes in Sheffield.

It has taken us a bit longer than planned to sort through them all, but our independent panel have made their choices and we have plenty of charities lined up to start in the next few days. We can’t wait to tell you all about them.

Thanks again

Dan and The Sheffield 1000 Team


Our latest charity visit


Hello guys 

Great news… we have started giving away our latest set of £1000

Thank you so much for your continued generosity and support. Our independent charity panel have selected from your nominations and today - one of our trustees - Arnie Singh visited Darnall Dementia Group. They do some amazing work and the £1000 will go a long way.

Feel free to tell your friends, family & colleagues and encourage them to join up and we will hopefully have more news of the next donation next week.


Charity givaway: Bluebell Wood


Hello all. Hope you’re doing ok.

Yesterday I had the honour of presenting the £1000 cheque to Ruth Wallbank of Bluebell Wood Childrens Hospice on behalf the Members of the Sheffield 1000-1 Charity. Visiting Bluebell Wood always fills you with so many different emotions. You walk through the door expecting a sombre and sad atmosphere, but the whole ambiance could not be more different. The team are so positive, friendly and upbeat which almost seems hard to imagine. As a parent myself, its heartbreaking and humbling, but this really is an amazing place.

The £1000 you the members have contributed makes a huge difference and the money will go towards supporting children and their families in incredibly difficult times.

Thank you to the several members that nominated Bluebell Wood and thanks again to all involved in this wonderful Charity. If you are not aware of the Charity and would like to find out a little more, please don’t hesitate to visit our website

Thank you! Steve Manley – Trustee


this weeks charity: sheffield young carers


Hello lovely supporters 

We have given out our latest £1000 to the team at Sheffield Young Carers. 

They help carers aged between 8-25 with 1-1 work, trips, holidays, education, employment & training. They do an amazing job and it’s a real pleasure to support them so thank you to everyone of you who nominated them. 

Please continue to tell your friends, family and colleagues about some of the incredible people we are supporting and thanks again for being brilliant. Your £1 is going a long way.

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

Dan and The SHEFFIELD 1000 team


Charity Number: 1195383