Sainsbury’s, Matthew Palmer and hospital staff dig deep for Chad/King’s Mill Hospital’s MRI Scanner Appeal

Pictured is Sainsbury's team leader Steve Moore, taking part in a charity car wash.
Pictured is Sainsbury's team leader Steve Moore, taking part in a charity car wash.

CASH continues to flow in for Chad’s life-changing MRI Scanner Appeal this week as local folk continue to show their caring side.

The ambitious appeal, which was launched on 27th June to help King’s Mill Hospital purchase a state-of-the-art MRI scanner, has so far raised more than £150,000 as residents and businesses across Mansfield and Ashfield continue to dig deep.

The fundraising drive was further boosted this week after more than £649 was raised by Langwith artist Matthew Palmer, who has featured a number of times on Sky, held a fundraising night at King’s Mill Hospital.

During the event Matthew demonstrated his skills to aspiring artists and donated some of his artwork for raffle.

Staff at Mansfield’s Sainsbury Local store also got into the fundraising spirit after holding a sponsored car wash at their Westfield Lane store on 4th Decemeber.

It is the latest initiative by the supermarket to support our superb campaign.

Speaking after the event Steve said: “The event went very well and raised around £75, with more donations pledged in the coming days.

“We have got collection tins by the checkouts, which are now full. Our customers have been very generous and only too happy to support such a good cause.”

Staff at King’s Mill Hospital will also be doing their bit throughout December by donating cash to the appeal in lieu of Christmas cards.

So far more than £115 has been raised, with hospital bosses hoping to smash the £500 barrier by Christmas Day.