A charity ball in support of the appeal to bring MRI scanners to
Darlington Memorial and Bishop Auckland Hospitals has raised over
Attended by over 200 guests and held at Hardwick Hall, near
Sedgefield, the ball included live music from X Factor finalist,
Keira Weathers and dancing until the early hours. An auction,
casino and tombola helped boost the total amount raised.
An MRI scanner is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment
hospitals purchase but tremendous advances in technology over
recent years have made them enormously helpful in diagnosing
cancer, heart conditions, strokes and many other health issues.
Guests included directors and staff from County Durham and
Darlington NHS Foundation Trust, and representatives from Maguires
Country Parks, who sponsored the ball, Darlington and Newton
Aycliffe Rotary Clubs and Sherwoods.
Charity manager, Pat Chambers, said, "Many of us will need an
MRI scan at some point, or have a close relative or friend who will
benefit from one, and the ball was a fantastic chance to support
the appeal and have a great night. We would love to
hear from anyone who wishes to make a donation, perhaps in
recognition of care they or a loved one has received, or from
anyone who can run an event, however small, in support of the
There are lots of ways you can donate to the appeal including
via the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Charity
'justgiving' website at: https://www.justgiving.com/cddft
or send a cheque to: Cashiers, Darlington Memorial Hospital,
Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, DL3 6HX. Please make cheques payable
to: Co Durham & Darlington NHS FT Charity.
Published 27 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