All I want for Christmas is…a MRI scanner

Posted on in Fundraising, Hospitals

Top of the Friarage Hospital’s Christmas list is an MRI scanner for the people of North Yorkshire.

South Tees Hospitals Charity’s fundraising campaign in partnership with the Friends of the Friarage to raise £2million for an MRI scanner at the Friarage Hospital is now approaching its last phase.

To ensure the Northallerton hospital gets it wish and a MRI unit at the hospital becomes a reality as soon as the target is reached, the appeal team is encouraging people to dig deep and buy a raffle ticket to help nudge the appeal target closer in time for Christmas.

It’s the last chance for people to get raffle tickets to win a brand new Peugeot 208 as the raffle will be drawn on Friday 18 December at the hospital.

One lucky person will win the car – valued at £12,395 –  which has multifunction colour touchscreen, air conditioning, 15” alloy wheels, front fog lights and blue tooth and was provided by Simon Bailes Peugeot in Northallerton.

Thanks to Caring Bill Waters, 84, from Northallerton, cash prizes of £200, £150 and £100 are also up for grabs. Bill who has kindly been helping sell raffle tickets at the hospital, said: “I wanted to do something to help my local hospital as a tribute to my wife as I know this is what she would have wanted. I hope people will buy tickets and help to boost the scanner appeal in its final weeks.”

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“We are staggered at the generosity of individuals, community groups and local companies in the areas.   From skydives to bake sales and from every pound to the largest of our donations we are profoundly touched and grateful.

“So don’t miss out and get your raffle tickets. It’s a win-win really as one lucky person will also be going home with a brand new car, possibly for just £2!”

Raffle tickets are available from the following:

  • The appeal’s office – the executive offices, Friarage Hospital, on telephone number 01609 764936.