Our supporters

Funds to the tune of over £1,000!

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.

Spring celebration

Spring celebration

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

Caring Ella’s fundraising challenge

Caring Ella’s fundraising challenge

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.

Boost for scanner

Boost for scanner

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.

Sheep fair bonus for scanner

Sheep fair bonus for scanner

The Friarage MRI scanner appeal received a welcome £1,000 boost thanks to  Masham Sheep Fair’s amazing fundraising. Held in Masham market square each year in the Yorkshire Dales, thousands of people attended the popular event.  (read more)

Racing ahead for scanner

Racing ahead for scanner

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

Golden evening for scanner

Golden evening for scanner

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.

Barry takes to the skies

Barry takes to the skies

Dare devil fundraiser Barry Parker really went to great heights skydiving for the first time to help the scanner appeal and raising over £4,000. The intrepid 80 year old, who took on this massive challenge (read more)

Wheels in motion for the scanner

Wheels in motion for the scanner

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.

Cricketing legend drives £2million scanner appeal forward

Cricketing legend drives £2million scanner appeal forward

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.

Buy, buy – the MRI pie!

Buy, buy – the MRI pie!

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

In the market for the scanner

In the market for the scanner

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.

Bells ring for scanner

Bells ring for scanner

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.

Flipping great fun

Flipping great fun

Shrove Tuesday’s pancake race saw staff from stores, businesses and other organisations in Northallerton come together flipping a pancake all the way.

It’s a classic for scanner

It’s a classic for scanner

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).

25th anniversary celebrations benefit scanner

25th anniversary celebrations benefit scanner

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 .

Colourful boost for scanner

Colourful boost for scanner

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.

Mayor supports scanner appeal

Mayor supports scanner appeal

COUNCILLOR John Forrest is supporting the Friarage MRI scanner appeal throughout the next 12 months as Northallerton mayor. South Tees Hospitals Charity in partnership with the Friends of the Friarage is aiming to raise £2million (read more)

Stylish staff boost scanner appeal

Stylish staff boost scanner appeal

Thanks to Sam Davison intensive care unit charge nurse at the Friarage and Richard Boucher business development manager from local company MI Supplies, a stylish new top is available for staff, and the Friarage MRI (read more)

Birthday bonus for scanner

Birthday bonus for scanner

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.

Fishing for scanner

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)

Scanner appeal chosen by you

Scanner appeal chosen by you

Asda  in Northallerton generously donated £103.18 to the MRI scanner appeal from their  ‘chosen by you given by us’ token charity scheme. The MRI Scanner was one of their selected charities receiving the most tokens, (read more)

Teeing off for the scanner

Teeing off for the scanner

Dinsdale Spa Golf Club ladies section has chosen the Friarage MRI scanner appeal as their charity of the year.  The enthusiastic ladies section  are busy planning their fundraising activities and further details will be on (read more)

Skipton’s the first

Skipton’s the first

Skipton Building Society are the first business to support the scanner appeal and they are committed to fundraising for a new MRI scanner for the Friarage. Staff from the  Northallerton branch  have kick started their (read more)

On your bike

On your bike

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.

All rounder success

All rounder success

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.

Love to dance

Love to dance

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 is walk in the park for nursery children

Fundraising is walk in the park for nursery children

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.

Staff on a high

Staff on a high

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