Fundraising

Comedian Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown gets serious with donation to South Tees Hospitals Charity

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Teesside comedy favourite Roy ‘Chubby’ Brown paid a visit to The James Cook University Hospital to donate £5,000 raised from the proceeds of merchandise sales. It was a welcome return for Chubby, who has made previous generous gifts to the hospital’s ‘Star fund’ which helps pay for advancements in radiotherapy and oncology for cancer patients […]

MRI scans saved me, say #MyReasonIs supporters

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Those whose lives have been saved thanks to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) are getting behind a campaign to bring a new scanner to The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton. Cath Crouch, from Northallerton, shared her selfie on @STeesCharity Twitter as part of the #MyReasonIs campaign stating: “MRI saved my life when they found out I had thrombosis”.

“Thanks for saving my sight!” – Irene, 100

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She might be 100 years old, but chirpy Irene Stoddart still loves nothing more than losing herself in a best-selling thriller, going to see the latest blockbuster movie – or the satisfaction of completing a challenging crossword. And thanks to doctors at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust who discovered and treated a sight-threatening eye condition, the former teacher is still able to indulge in these simple pursuits she believes help her to stay as sharp as a pin!

Charity hub set to open this month

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A new charity hub located in the heart of James Cook is set to open this month. The hub was due to open on the 1 July, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, the opening has been pushed back and it will open within the next fortnight.

Home for MRI scanner as #MyReasonIs appeal takes off

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A home has been found for a brand new MRI scanner at The Friarage Hospital, as the final phase of a £2m fundraising campaign for the equipment gathers pace. The potentially lifesaving Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanner – used to detect numerous conditions in almost any part of the body – will be based at the Northallerton Hospital’s former special care baby unit – once the remaining £500,000 needed to secure it has been raised.

Warm-hearted Bill backs #MyReasonIs campaign for scanner

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A warm-hearted Grandad is set to become a social media sensation at the age of 85, after launching a new Twitter campaign in the final push to give The Friarage Hospital its own MRI scanner. Bill, a retired prison service worker and well-known, friendly face at The Friarage, has raised a massive £6,200 for the Northallerton hospital’s MRI Scanner appeal in less than a year, initially selling car raffle tickets, before going on to hold a regular tombola stall of his own.