When retired engineer David Cookson decided to support the Friarage MRI Scanner Appeal he knew exactly what would hit the right note! The grandad-of-three spent the winter in his garage repairing musical instruments, restoring everything from ukuleles to mandolins and then selling them online. And his efforts paid off, with sales raising £1,100 for the appeal.
Thank you to our fabulous fundraisers, who are making this possible! That’s our message to you, after a brand new MRI scanner was airlifted into The Friarage Hospital. From daredevils who like to jump out of (read more)
A warm-hearted Grandad has become a social media sensation at the age of 85, after launching a new Twitter campaign in the final push for our appeal.
A spring celebration in support of the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal has raised a fantastic £1,700. The Friends of the Friarage and Northallerton Rotary Club presented The Seasonal Singers at the special concert attended by 130 people at Northallerton Town Hall
This year’s Wensleydale Wander took place on Saturday 9 April. 314 walkers plus 23 dogs took part in the friendly and sociable walk round scenic Wensleydale.
Thanks to a local Northallerton art group, the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal has received a £700 windfall.
The Tuesday Art Group regularly get together at Romanby Womens Institute to practice art.
Kind-hearted youngster – Ella Reed – dressed up as Matilda for World Book Day. Ella, 8, who attends East Cowton Church of England Primary School, also organised a book sale. She wanted to help a local charity and chose the Friarage MRI scanner appeal at her local hospital.
The scanner appeal has received a welcome boost from two special organisations who continue to support the Friarage Hospital and its patients and staff. A dinner dance organised jointly by The Friends of the Friarage (read more)
A welcome £2.659.39 has been received thanks to Aske Chapel, Aske Hall Estate, choosing the appeal as their charity of the year.
The phenomenal fundraising efforts of two close friends from North Yorkshire – Alex Brading and Fiona Saxby – has boosted the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal by a mammoth, £31,951.50
Elsie Cornforth from Northallerton celebrated a special milestone – her 85th birthday – with her closest family and friends at The Village Inn, Brompton recently.
Bowled over for the scanner – Northallerton Bowling Club
Big thank you to Councillor Russell Lord from Richmond District Council who presented £800 from his charity fund to the Friarage Hospital MRI scanner appeal. He is pictured with daughter Sarah.
The Friarage Hospital MRI scanner appeal and the cardiac intensive care unit at James Cook have both received a fantastic £545 boost thanks to a popular family fun weekend held in summer at Lingfield Farm in Welbury.
Linda Halliday’s coffee morning was a huge success raising a fantastic £743.25 for the Friarage MR scanner appeal.
A fun evening of music and folk dancing organised by Paula Green raised £605 for the scanner appeal.
Curtain Up Productions (CUP) – a small group (20 members) of locals from Great Smeaton and surrounding villages fun race night raised a fantastic £1,014 for the appeal
Robin Jessop, chartered surveyor, auctioneer and estate agent based in Bedale and Leyburn’s charity evening with friends at the Golden Lion raised a phenomenal £16,457 for the scanner appeal.
Skipton Building Society – one of the first business to support the scanner appeal – has been busy fundraising over the last few months.
The Rotary Club of Northallerton Mowbray held its 21st charter dinner recently to celebrate the founding of the club in 1995. A raffle was held at the event and club president Alan Miller chose the (read more)
Richmond Rotary Club’s donation to the Friends of the Friarage Hospital has provided a welcome boost to the scanner appeal.
An annual charity sponsored walk has boosted the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal by a fantastic £3,616.40.
The MRI scanner appeal has received a welcome boost thanks to octogenarian, Audrey Elsworth.
The Inner Wheel Club of Northallerton’s generous donation to The Friends of the Friarage Hospital has provided a welcome boost to the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal. Mrs Joan Smith, president of Inner Wheel, chose the scanner appeal as her designated charity during her year of office and was delighted to present a generous £720 cheque to the chairman of The Friends of the Friarage, Dr Upendra Somasundram.
Dare devil fundraiser Barry Parker is going to great heights to help his local hospital.
Big thank you to East Witton Male Voice Choir. Their concert at Middleham has boosted the Friarage MRI scanner appeal to the tune of £901.
Cricketing legend Sir Ian Botham is driving forward his support to bring an MRI scanner to the Friarage Hospital.
The TV pundit and prodigious fundraiser got behind the wheel to officially a launch a raffle to win a new car – the latest initiative to help charity campaigners nudge closer to their £2million appeal target.
Big thank you to Northallerton and District Lioness Club for generously helping th e Friarage MRI scanner appeal with a generous £250 donation.
THREE walkers really stepped up to the mark for the scanner appeal.
LEGENDARY cricketer turned legendary fundraiser Sir Ian “Beefy” Botham has provided a huge boost to the Friarage MRI scanner appeal with a £20,000 donation to the Friends of the Friarage Hospital.
Big thank you to Marks and Spencer in Northallerton for tremendous £4,505.89 donation to Friarage MRI scanner appeal.
Big thank you to Northallerton Amateur Variety Company for their £1,000 donation to the Friarage MRI scanner appeal.
Now, North Yorkshire butcher Andrew Trueman has come up with his own mouth-watering creation – the MRI pie… The pork, plum and Wensleydale cheese savoury treat has kindly been produced by Johnsons Butchers of Thirsk to raise funds for the MRI scanner appeal at the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton
The Wensleydale suite at the Friarage Hospital – the outpatients department for private patients – is holding an Easter draw for the MRI scanner.
A BIG thank you to caring members of Northallerton NHS Retirement Fellowship who have raised £469 for the scanner appeal.
Caring domestic services staff at the Friarage’s fundraising efforts have benefitted the MRI scanner appeal.
BIG thank you to Leyburn Ladies Choir whose Christmas concert raised a fantastic £600 for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal.
A big thank you to Leyburn Auction Mart whose annual dinner dance at Tennants Auctioneers’s garden rooms has raised a fantastic £750 for their chosen charity – the Friarage MRI scanner appeal.
The Northallerton hand bell ringers – who started in the 1980’s – have raised a fantastic £850 for the scanner appeal from collections at their performances at local events.
Shrove Tuesday’s pancake race saw staff from stores, businesses and other organisations in Northallerton come together flipping a pancake all the way.
GET IN the Christmas spirit and come along and join us at our special Christmas get together. Help a local good cause and do a bit of Christmas shopping at the same time.
Former Foreign Secretary William Hague has added his support to the Friarage MRI scanner appeal which has reached the halfway mark with £1m in the bag.
Big thank you to Lillian Blackburn and her family and friends for their support.
Swainby Classic Car Show is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. The popular show which has raised over £35,000 for local good causes is on Sunday 24 August sting at 10.30am. Entry prices are £5 for adults, children under 16 free (must be accompanied by an adult).
Caring physiotherapy department staff at the Friarage Hospital are raising funds for the MRI scanner appeal and to provide additional equipment for the hospital’s physiotherapy department.
A big thank you goes to Adventure Toys, Little Smeaton, Northallerton who raised £79.28 for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal at their Summer Fair recently. This was one of several events they are running this year as part of their 25th anniversary .
LISA Moon and her friends joined thousands of others in becoming a rainbow at Castle Howards 5K run and dye event and along with Gill Lewis – who held a barbecue – they raised a fantastic 2,850.99 for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal in memory of Lisa’s granddad, George Moon.
COUNCILLOR John Forrest kindly arranged for Northallerton town hall to be used for a special a get together. The coffee morning and bring and buy raised a fantastic £447.57 for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal. (read more)
Caring ward staff from the Friarage’s Allerton ward - which looks after patients having surgery – are going that extra mile on the fundraising trail for the MRI scanner appeal. The ward staff, family and friends are (read more)
Thirsk Athletic Bowling Clubmarathon 12-hour sponsored bowling competition to help boost the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal.
A big thank you to Wensleydale Ladies Circle – whose motto is fundraising, friendship and fun – for generously donating £500 to the Friarage MRI scanner appeal.
The Northallerton Nurses League’s generous donation to The Friends of the Friarage Hospital has provided a welcome boost to the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal.
Alice Anderson’s car boot sales have raised a fantastic £400 for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal.
Pat Kearsley from Northallerton celebrated her 60th birthday in style at Northallerton Football Club along with daughter Paula McBretney, who was also celebrating her 34th birthday with 50 guests.
Marks and Spencer in Northallerton has chosen the Friarage Hospital’s magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner appeal as their charity partner of the year 2014/2015.
Patient Francis O’Brien from Leyburn was so grateful for the fantastic care he received on the Friarage’s Gara ward (trauma centre) – he has made a wonderful £1,000 donation to the MRI scanner appeal.
A big thank you to the caring ladies from the Friarage hospital’s breast cancer support group who have donated a fantastic £1,500 to the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal
A big thank you to Dorothy Myers who generously asked family and friends to make a donation to the Friarage MRI scanner appeal instead of giving her birthday gifts when she celebrated her 80th birthday in December last year.
A big thank you to piano tuner, Michelle Rudd whose novel way of raising money for the Friarage Hospital MRI scanner appeal has raised £212.50.
Thanks to Thirsk and Northallerton Lions Club International the Friarage MRI scanner appeal has received a £200 boost.
A charity fishing match at the Oaks lakes at Sessay in North Yorkshire – home to lakes for both match and pleasure fishing – raised £250 for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal. A big thank (read more)
Staff nurse, Elizabeth Gledhill, from James Cook’s radiology department and occasionally Friarage radiology department, completed an 193 mile Edinburgh to Northallerton bike ride, raising £312. She was inspired by the enthusiasm of Judith Masterman and the Friarage x-ray reception staff to take on the challenging ride.
Tracy Walker from the Friarage’s radiology department held a rounders event and fun day in her partner, Andy Waddington’s garden – Poplar Garth, Great Fencote on a beautiful sunny day, raising a fantastic £800. Seventy people attended enjoying pork, apple and stuffing, cream teas and homemade cupcakes after the energetic game.
The launch of the Strictly fit steps party at Northallerton Forum as part of a Rosemary Conley class raised £220. 46 ladies were put through their paces enjoying the jive, waltz, quickstep and cha cha cha, keeping fit and helping a good cause at the Fitsteps Rosemary Conley launchsame time.
Fundraising was a walk in the park for children from Emmy Jayne’s Nursery School in Northallerton.
Forty youngsters of all ages from the nursery’s little stars, Harrys, squirrels, little acorns and oaks put their best feet forward raising £425 for the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner appeal at the Friarage Hospital.
They walked from the nursery on Valley Road to Northallerton’s Applegarth Park and back – around a mile and a half – accompanied by their families and nursery staff .
A fun day was had by all and the toddlers enjoyed the fresh air, excitement and helped a good cause at the same time. They also remembered a special little boy who attended the nursery during the walk.
Two daring radiology department staff at the Friarage – Judith Masterman, clerical officer and Victoria Meadows, senior radiographer are aiming high in their fundraising efforts for the Friarage’s MRI scanner appeal.
They are taking the ultimate plunge by falling through the sky from 10,000 feet! Neither have done anything like this before, but the scanner appeal is something close to their hearts as they work in the radiology department.
The duo are determined to mark their fundraising efforts with the experience of a lifetime and are funding the fee to skydive themselves so all money raised goes to the appeal.
To support Judith and Victoria you can donate by visiting their just giving page http://www.justgiving.com/Victoria-Meadows1
Thirteen will hopefully be a lucky number for head of communications Amanda Marksby. The mum-of-two, who works at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, will tackle the Great North Run this September in aid of (read more)