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Skydive planned for scanner appeal
6:29pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
STAFF in a hospital radiology department are planning a daring fundraising venture to raise money for an MRI scanner.
Several weeks ago the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton launched an appeal to raise £2m to purchase the new piece of equipment, which is increasingly used to diagnose a wide range of health conditions.
The South Tees NHS Trust, of which the Friarage is a part – carries out more than 17,000 scans a year, about 4,000 of which are for North Yorkshire patients.
So far £330,000 has been raised. A string of fundraising ventures in and around Northallerton are currently being planned to help reach the financial target by December 2015.
Now two staff at the hospital’s radiology department are planning to give the fundraising drive a boost.
Clerical officer Judith Masterman and radiographer Victoria Meadows will take part in a skydive on September 22 at Peterlee Parachute Centre in Shotton Colliery.
Mrs Masterman said: “We have all sorts of other fundraising lined up, we will also have a market stall in the town on October 19 with tombola and cakes and a bag pack at Tesco in Northallerton on September 29.
“We also have collection tubs in most shops around the town. People have been marvellous, the support for this appeal has been marvellous.”
To donate, or for more information on the appeal ,visit the website: www.friaragescannerappeal.org.uk
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