VIDEO: Amazon Breast Care Support group donate £5,000 to Chad/King’s Mill Hospital’s MRI appeal

HARDWORKING volunteers from the Amazon Breast Care Support group are urging the Mansfield and Ashfield community to back Chad’s MRI Scanner Appeal after handing over a bumper £5,000 donation.

The caring group raised the crucial cash through a series of fundraising events, including fashion shows, collections and race nights, as part of their tireless efforts to help current and future cancer sufferers beat the deadly disease.

Amazon group members with their �5,000 cheque which they presented to the Kings Mill Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal.

Amazon group members with their �5,000 cheque which they presented to the Kings Mill Hospital MRI Scanner Appeal.

The Amazon charity, which was founded in 1995, is based at King’s Mill Hospital and is made up of volunteers, survivors and carers who have all been affected by cancer at some point in their life.

Beryl Perrin, charity chairman, said the ambitious £750,000 MRI campaign was the perfect way of allowing the hardworking group to ‘give something back.

“We have all been affected by cancer in some way or another and we have all been there, so we know what it’s like,” she said.

“We appreciate the hardwork and effort that goes into fundraising and we are delighted to be donating £5,000 to the MRI appeal.

“It has taken a lot of time and effort to get this money, but it is always worth that effort. We all want to give something back to the hospital and to help people affected by cancer.

“We are all lucky to be here and our fundraising efforts are very important to us.

“We urge the people of Mansfield and Ashfield to support the MRI appeal in any way they can.

“We would like people to organise charity events, whatever that may be, and do whatever they can to help this appeal reach a successful conclusion.

“Whether it is a big or a small donation, every penny helps and is very thankfully received.

“The people of this area are always very generous and, even in this time of a hard economic climate, I am sure people will continue to do the same and to dig deep for the appeal.”

Beryl, who devotes countless hours every month to helping Amazon thrive, also spoke of the importance of having the best health facilities possible at King’s Mill Hospital.

“As a group we are all too aware of how important it is to have the most up-to-date equipment possible,” she added. “It is vital that everyone in the area has access to the best equipment and the fastest possible diagnosis.

“King’s Mill Hospital is a fantastic hospital and getting a new MRI scanner is vital as it helps detect many diseases and not just cancer.”

The Amazon group hold regular monthly meetings offering support and advice to new and old patients.

All meetings on the second Tuesday of each month from 7.30pm to 9.00pm at the Welcome Treatment Centre, Kings Mill Hospital, Mansfield.

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.

If you have a story or are doing a fundraising event for our MRI Scanner Appeal, get in touch with Stephen Thirkill on 01623 450292, by emailing stephen.thirkill@chad.co.uk or via Twitter @StephenThirkill.