Mansfield Town, Charlotte Henshaw and Ollie Hynd show their support for Chad/King’s Mill Hospital’s £750,000 MRI Scanner Appeal

Stephen Thirkill from Chad with volunteers Jill Smallwood, Jean Hill and Anne Bentley show off the signed stags and paralympian's shirts that will be auction off for the MRI Scanner appeal.
Stephen Thirkill from Chad with volunteers Jill Smallwood, Jean Hill and Anne Bentley show off the signed stags and paralympian's shirts that will be auction off for the MRI Scanner appeal.

Mansfield and Ashfield’s sports stars have shown their support for Chad’s life-changing MRI Scanner Appeal by donating a variety of signed clothing.

Mansfield Town Football Club have chipped in with a shirt autographed by this season’s squad, while Team GB Paralympic swim stars Charlotte Henshaw and Ollie Hynd will be hoping their signed clothing makes a big splash for our massive £750,000 fundraising campaign.

The items will be amongst a variety of donations to be sold off at a later date by hospital volunteers, who hope to raise hundreds of pounds for Chad’s ambitious appeal.

So far Chad has helped to raise thousands of pounds since teaming up with King’s Mill Hospital to launch the community-boosting health campaign little over a month ago.

Hospital bosses say the new state-of-the-art MRI scanner will allow them to offer hundreds of thousands of patients across the district safer, faster and more detailed diagnosis over the next seven years.

Tracy Brassington, customer services manager at Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “This campaign is not just about people donating money. The public can help us in a number of ways and if people cannot spare money, they may be able to donate unwanted items for us to sell.

“The success of this campaign is all about the community and the support they can give us. People out there may want to do fundraising events of their own, which would be fantastic.

“The energy and enthusiasm of the volunteers for the MRI campaign has been excellent and that is just what we need. Every pound counts and we are grateful for any support that we receive from the public.”

Cash donations to our MRI appeal can be made by visiting Chad receptions, calling the customer services department at King’s Mill Hospital on 01623 672222, by visiting Sherwood Forest Hospital’s NHS Trust website, through Just Giving or by cheque.

All cheques should be made payable to Sherwood Forest Hospitals Charitable Funds.

See the Chad website for all the latest news on the MRI Scanner Appeal.

If you have a story or are doing a fundraising event for our MRI Scanner Appeal, get in touch with Stephen Thirkill on 01623 450292, by emailing stephen.thirkill@chad.co.uk or via Twitter @StephenThirkill.