But being in the bunker on the 18th hole at Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club has cost golfers more than just their pride! Every time they landed a ball in the sand, players found themselves having to put their hands in their pockets for the Friarage Hospital’s £2million MRI Scanner Appeal.
A harmonica player delighted patients, staff and visitors at The Friarage Hospital with tunes and a cheque for £1,000 – raised through concerts and CD sales. Talented David Hewison-Sandyford, 65, of Bedale, brought his unusual harmonica collection to the Northallerton Hospital hub and entertained people enjoying a coffee as well as stopping passers by in their tracks with his musical skills.
South Tees Hospitals Charity will be holding their final Christmas coffee morning in aid of the MRI Scanner Appeal in Northallerton Town Hall on Thursday 1 December from 9am to 1.30pm.
When teenager Elizabeth Mewett collected a wheelchair from The Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, she vowed to raise money to help other patients who could benefit from the service. And determined Elizabeth Mewett, 13, has not let having the fatigue-inducing condition Idiopathic Hypersomnia stand in her way.
Building work has begun to house a new MRI Scanner at the Friarage Hospital as charity campaigners’ edge closer to their £2million target. Construction partners Interserve have started work in the former special care baby unit where the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment, which is used to detect a wide range of conditions in almost any part of the body, will be based.
An initial 150 patients per year are set to benefit from a new £95,000 investment in new lung surgery services at The Friarage Hospital, Northallerton. New specialist imaging equipment, increased theatre capacity for lung surgery and outpatient clinics will now be provided at the North Yorkshire hospital, benefitting patients from across Hambleton and Richmondshire and further afield, who currently face a long journey to The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough.
The annual Kilburn Feast – a tradition which goes back hundreds of years and now raises money for local charities and good causes – this year supported the Friarage Hospital’s MRI Scanner Appeal – a joint fundraising campaign between South Tees Hospitals Charity and the Friends of the Friarage Hospital. A total of £750 was raised towards getting this essential piece of equipment to the Northallerton Hospital.