Former Ashfield District Council chairman Mick Parker backs Chad/King’s Mill Hospital’s £750,000 MRI Scanner Appeal

Mick Parker hands Trust chairman, Tracey Doucet a �1,545 cheque for the MRI appeal.
Mick Parker hands Trust chairman, Tracey Doucet a �1,545 cheque for the MRI appeal.

HE former chairman of Ashfield District Council has pledged to work with health chiefs to help secure a life-saving MRI Scanner for King’s Mill Hospital.

Mick Parker, who is also a magistrate in Mansfield, handed over a cheque for £1,545.80 at King’s Mill Hospital, bringing the total up to just under £64,000.

In June, Chad teamed up with King’s Mill Hospital to help raise £750,000 for a new MRI scanner which will be used to diagnose serious illnesses more quickly.

Mick supported the fundraising drive for a new scanner during his time as chairman of the council and raised money by organising a balloon race at Ashfield Show.

At the presentation he said: “It’s about giving people in this area the best possible services that King’s Mill can possibly offer.”

Meanwhile, Tracy Doucet, Chairman at Sherwood Forest NHS Foundation Trust, said: “Mick started the campaign for this particular scanner.

“We have still got a long way to go but Mick has kindly agreed to work with us until we get this equipment. Mick has been an integral part of this.”

She added that the trust had received donations from a host of groups and individuals, including bereaved families.

She says: “We are really grateful to families who have lost loved ones and staff who are doing events - but none of this would be possible without the King’s Mill volunteers.”

“This also wouldn’t have been possible if Mick hadn’t raised the profile of the campaign while he was chairman.”