The appeal to bring state of the art MRI scanners to Darlington
Memorial and Bishop Auckland Hospitals has received a donation of
£2,000 from members of the Sikh community in Darlington.
Mr Jagsher Singh Garcha from Darlington instigated the
fundraising when he heard about the appeal, as he was keen to
support his local hospital where his wife has received excellent
Mr Garcha explained, "We meet each Sunday at our Gurudawara and
once I raised awareness of the appeal and asked for donations, they
came in very quickly raising £2,000 in a few weeks.
Several people each gave £100. I received a lot
of help from my friend, Mr Atma Singh, and we're delighted to
support our local NHS services.
Professor Paul Keane, OBE, chairman of County Durham and
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust and Pat Chambers, charity
development manager, were invited to the Gurudawara to collect the
donation. Professor Keane, said, "I was overwhelmed with the
warmth of the welcome, the hospitality and generosity of the Sikh
Community in Darlington. Knowing that so many families have
contributed towards raising this phenomenal amount is very
humbling. We are very grateful to the members of the Sikh
Gurdwara and their most generous donation."
If you would like to make a donation to the MRI appeal, or get
Published 3rd Jan 2018
'As I was very, very nervous, I must have been the worst patient
ever and they were brilliant with me and I can't thank them enough
- could you please pass on my sincere thanks.'
Patient, Hysteroscopy Unit, Chester-le-Street Community