Bishop Auckland Rotary Club has presented £7,000 to the MRI
Scanner Appeal being run by County Durham & Darlington NHS
Foundation Trust's Charity.
The money was raised on Bishop Auckland Rotary's annual golf
day, organised by club sports officer Peter Cooke with support
from past president Nigel Bell, attracting well over 18 teams
representing local and national businesses.
The golf day raised £6000.00, however through Barclay's £ 4 £
match-funding, a further £1000.00 was raised via the Bank's Bishop
Peter Cooke said 'This is the ninth year for our golf day and
we've supported many charities but this year the committee chose
the MRI appeal because it is a locally based appeal and any
one of us in the club, or in our local areas, could possibly
need to have an MRI scan in the future. The day was a great success
and we are very pleased with the grand total we've been able to
donate to support the appeal. We couldn't have done it without our
sponsors and everyone who took part on the day, so thank you to
The MRI Appeal is raising funds to buy two new state-of-the-art
MRI Scanners, one for Bishop Auckland Hospital and one for
Darlington Memorial Hospital.
Professor Jerry Murphy, collecting the cheque on behalf of the
appeal said: "I'm in awe at the generosity of local people and so
grateful to Bishop Auckland Rotary for choosing to support our
CDDFT NHS FT charity. The new MRI scanners will provide us with a
transformational level of innovation replacing 18 year old
machines. In my area of expertise as Senior Consultant Cardiology
Surgeon for the Trust the new technology will help with early
diagnosis and potentially less invasive surgery for pre and post
stroke patients, ultimately helping save lives. I am so grateful
for the support received and hope other groups and associations
will be inspired to help us too, whatever the amount raised, it
will make a big difference to us."
The appeal will run until December 2018 - anyone interested in
supporting the appeal can contact the Charity's development officer
Pat Chambers - email@example.com or
Published 3 November 2017
'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