MRI Scanner Appeal collects £426 donation from Chad’s charity spin-a-thon event

Staff from The Chad,Radiology KMH and West Notts college present money raised from a sponsored cycle ride to the MRI scanner appeal
Staff from The Chad,Radiology KMH and West Notts college present money raised from a sponsored cycle ride to the MRI scanner appeal
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CHAD reporters Stephen Thirkill, James Savage and Helen Beighton are joined by staff from King’s Mill Hospital’s radiology department and Colin Eley, pictured right, sports development co-ordinator at West Notts college, to present a £426.68 donation to our ambitious MRI Scanner Appeal.

The cashpot was raised during a charity spin-a-thon event, which took place at The Oasis Health Centre and involved teams from Chad, West Notts College, Mansfield 103.2, King’s Mill Hospital and players from Mansfield Town’s academy team.

During the event the five teams cycled continously between 9am and noon, with Mansfield 103.2 also providing regular broadcasts throughout the morning.

Competitors from all teams also covered the event through social media sites to further boost awarness of Chad’s life-changing charity campaign.

Stewart Nicholson, 103.2 DJ, said they had been delighted to be invoved in the charity morning.

“This is a great event and we are happy to do anything we can to help raise money for the community,” he said.

“We are fully behind the MRI Appeal and will support is as best we can.”

Colin Eley, sports development co-ordinator at West Notts College, said the event was a great way to encourage people to get into sport and raise money for a good cause.

He said: “It is good that we are able to get involved in community work and give something back. Part of my role is to encourage people to get involved in sport so this is helpful for me and the college.

“We want to get people active and this is a great way of doing that and raising cash.”

The event was made possible thanks to Mansfield’s Oasis Health Centre, who offered their facilities free of charge for the event.