Mansfield’s sports stars to take part in Q and A night for Chad’s MRI Scanner Appeal

Charlotte Henshaw and Ollie Hynd   unveil pictures of them at Water Meadows
Charlotte Henshaw and Ollie Hynd unveil pictures of them at Water Meadows

MANSFIELD’s world sidecar champions Ben and Tom Birchall and Paralympic swimmers Ollie Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw will be answering your questions during a charity sports night for Chad’s life-changing MRI Scanner Appeal.

The fundraising event, which takes place at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex on 1st March, will see the local sports stars give a brief talk about their careers, before answering questions from members of the public.

And the charity fun will also include a pie and peas supper, sporting raffle, licensed bar and a disco at the end of the night.

Ben Birchall, who won the FIM World Superside Championship 2009 with his brother Tom, said: “We are happy to be backing any event of this nature, especially if it is doing something good for Mansfield. We have had excellent support from Mansfield and it is nice to be giving something back.”

And Peter Harvey, who manages the John Fretwell Centre, says he expects the event to be a big succees.

“The whole of Mansfield is getting behind the MRI appeal and we wanted to do the same and show our support,” he said. “The MRI Scanner Appeal is an excellent cause, none of us know when we may need to go for an MRI scan.

“This will be an excellent night for people who like their sport and we expect the event to be a big success.

“I think it is important that everyone in Mansfield and Ashfield backs this campaign and, as we are a part of the community, we felt it was important to do our bit.”

Ollie Hynd, who won a gold, silver and bronze medal at the London Paralympics, also said he was delighted to be backing the event.

Charlotte Henshaw narrowly missed out gold medal glory in London 2012 after she was beated into the silver medal spot.

The MRI Scanner Appeal has been a massive suucess and has helped to raise more than £160,000 in just over six months as caring locals and business continue to dig deep for our ambitious appeal.

Chad launched the campaign on 27th June to help King’s Mill Hospital raise £750,000 to purchase a state-of-the-art MRI scanner.

Hosptial staff say the scanner will help to provide more detailed, faster and safer MRI scans and allow them to expand their services to care for more local patients.

Ticktes, which are priced at £15, can be purchased from Chad’s Newgate Lane office, from the John Fretwell Sporting Complex or by calling 01623 456789.