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.
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.
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.