TRACY Doucet, centre, Chairman of the Sherwood Forest NHS Trust, collects a bumper £5,000 donation for the Chad/King’s Mill Hospital Scanner Appeal from Martin and Elaine Kinsella, of the Uhuru Peaceful Trust.
The caring charity, who export old medical equipment to the third world, handed over the cheque last Tuesday (17th July) after pledging their massive support to our fundraising drive.
The Uhuru Peaceful Trust work closely with Mansfield-based firm Savanna Rags, who are one of the main commercial sponsors of the charity.
Chad teamed up with hospital bosses last month in a bid to raise £750,000 to purchase a new state-of-the-art MRI scanner, which will treat hundreds of thousands of patients over the next seven years and provide a safer, faster and more detailed diagnosis.
Mohammed Patel, operations director, at Savanna said: “This appeal is something that is close to the charity’s heart. They know the need for more modern medical equipment and they wanted to put something back into the community.
“A lot of our customers use King’s Mill Hospital, it is a great hospital and we wanted to play our part in helping them.”
So far the Chad campaign has raised more than £6,000 with businesses and caring readers offering their support with cash donations and through a series of upcoming charity events.
The Mint, Il Rosso and The King and Miller in Sutton are just some of those who have offered support, with a charity day due to take place at The King and Miller on 27th August and The Mint on 27th September.
Chad reporter Catherine Allen is also getting into the fundraising spirit after announcing she will run the Robin Hood Marathon to raise funds for our appeal.
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.
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