A touching concert tribute which celebrated the life of a dedicated North Yorkshire councillor has raised in excess of £2,000.
‘Reasons to be Cheerful’ – an afternoon of Councillor Tony Hall’s favourite songs and music and the title of his blog which celebrated Northallerton life – was held at the Forum in Northallerton last month (27 November) in aid of the MRI Scanner Appeal.
In total, £2,045 was raised for the Appeal which is now in its final stages as construction work has already begun to house the new scanner in the Friarage Hospital. It is hoped that the radiology team will be scanning their first patients by April 2017.
Paul Watkins, South Tees’ head of fundraising and volunteering, said: “Cllr Hall was a huge supporter of the Friarage Hospital and the Scanner Appeal so this was a lovely way to remember his life and we’re thrilled with the amount that was raised.”
Cllr Hall, who served on Hambleton District Council for almost 17 years and represented the Northallerton area of the district, died in March this year. He was also a county councillor, town councillor, governor at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and heavily involved in a host activities across his home town.