LEGENDARY cricketer turned legendary fundraiser Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham has provided a huge boost to the Friarage MRI scanner appeal with a £20,000 donation to the Friends of the Friarage Hospital.
The Friends are working in partnership with South Tees Hospitals Charity to raise £2million for an MRI (scanner – an essential piece of medical equipment used to investigate almost any part of the body) – at the Northalllerton hospital.
Over the years they have raised several millions of pounds for the hospital, tirelessly helping staff and patients and supporting the wards and departments with their incredibly successful fundraising and profits from their successful and popular hospital shop.
Sir Ian Botham said: “Beefy’s Charity Foundation is delighted to support the Friarage MRI scanner appeal to provide this vital equipment for the Friarage Hospital. It was a welcome choice and I am delighted to be able to help a worthwhile good cause which will benefit local people.”
Chairman of The Friends of the Friarage, Dr Upendra Somasundram said: “We are very grateful for Sir Ian Botham’s support and would like to thank him for this extremely generous donation.”
For further information on the Friends of the Friarage contact Denise Passman on 01609 762023.