GENEROUS Kirkby Rotary Club has sponsored Ashfield Chad reporter Catherine Allen a superb £200 as she gears up to run the Robin Hood Half Marathon in Nottingham next month.
Catherine is set to complete the 13-mile challenge on 30th September and is raising funds for Chad’s MRI Scanner Appeal.
Chad has teamed up with King’s Mill Hospital to raise £750,000 for a state-of-the-art MRI scanner, which will help to diagnose illnesses like cancer in thousands of patients over the next seven years.
Said press officer Ron Walker: “We appreciate the support that the Chad gives the club and like the Chad, we are dedicated to supporting the local community.
“It is a very large part of our activities and because of the support that Catherine gives us, we took the opportunity to make a donation.”
Catherine said: “I am overwhelmed by the generosity, not just of Kirkby Rotary Club, but of everyone who has sponsored me so far.
“The community has really got behind me, which is lovely. All the money raised will go towards the scanner - and I think that will spur me on when I do the run.”
Catherine has raised £106 so far via her Just Giving web page and the £200 donated by Kirkby Rotary Club means she has already smashed her £200 target.
To sponsor Catherine visit www.justgiving.com/Catherine-Allen2. You can follow Catherine on Twitter @CatAllenUK.
You can also help our appeal by going along to any Chad reception, calling King’s Mill Hospital on Mansfield 672222 or visiting www.justgiving.com/sherwoodforest/Donate. You can also send cheques, made payable to Sherwood Forest Hospitals Charitable Trust, to Mansfield Chad, 121, Newgate Lane, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire NG18 2PA. For details on our campaign visit www.chad.co.uk and follow on Twitter with the hashtag #MRIScanner.