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”.
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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.
A mum-of-two who discovered she had breast cancer thanks to a routine mammogram provided by her employer Marks & Spencer raised £4,200 for a charity close to her heart – with a little help from colleagues and customers of the same store. Karen Laskey, 54, of Ingleby Barwick, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 and took the rest of the year off work from her job as a sales assistant as she fought the disease.