Appeal closes for £750,000 MRI scanner
You've done it!
Fundraising has now ended for the MRI Scanner appeal. Thanks to the generosity of the local community the Trust was able to officially unveil the scanner in June 2013.
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The Trust officially unveiled its brand new £750,000 state-of-the-art scanner on 19 June 2013, following the successful completion of the Trust's joint fund-raising campaign with the Chad newspaper.During the event Chris Mellor, former Interim Chairman of the Trust, and Chad Editor Tracy Powell paid tribute to the Mansfield and Ashfield community who have made the purchase possible with their generous donations.
Local Paralympic swimming star Ollie Hynd MBE unveiled a special commemorative plaque marking the memorable occasion at the ceremony.
The Trust teamed up with the Chad newspaper in June 2012 as part of an ambitious campaign to raise £750,000 to purchase a state-of-the-art MRI scanner, offering a faster, safer and more detailed diagnosis to patients.
The scanner also means MRI staff are now able to treat more people and prevent patients needing to travel to Nottingham for treatment.
The appeal captured the heart of the public from the very first week, with a £5,000 donation coming in from the Uhuru Peaceful Trust.
That donation was followed by hundreds of others, with cash donations flooding in to King's Mill Hospital and the Chad office on a daily basis.
Groups across the district were also quick to organise a number of fundraising activities as kind-hearted locals rallied to the cause.
Many Trust staff organised events and Chad staff also dug deep with cake bakes and a sponsored spin-a-thon.
The life-changing campaign was finally brought to a successful conclusion earlier this year following a staggering £250,000 donation from an anonymous businessman.
A huge thank you from the Trust and the Chad to everyone involved in fundraising activities and administering the campaign. Reaching our target is a tremendous achievement and fantastic news for local people.
The brand new scanner will revolutionise the services King’s Mill offers and allow patients to be treated quicker, safer and illnesses to be diagnosed at an earlier stage.
The new MRI scanner – a medical imaging technique used in radiology to visualise internal structures of the body in detail – is expected to be used over the next seven years to treat thousands of patients across the local community.
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