Audrey’s birthday bonus for scanner

Audrey Elsworth FHM MRI scanner cropThe MRI scanner appeal has received a welcome boost thanks to octogenarian, Audrey Elsworth.

Caring Audrey celebrated her 80th birthday in style with 45 of her family and friends at the King’s Head in Masham asking for donations in lieu of gifts. Thanks to everyone’s generosity both the scanner appeal and the Great North Air Ambulance benefitted from a £150 donation.

Audrey from Little Crakehall, Bedale, said: “A get together with family and friends is all I needed to celebrate. Nobody knows what to do with presents at 80 years old!

“I wanted to help local good causes in North Yorkshire. You never know when you might need a scan and I am delighted to support the scanner appeal at my local hospital, the Friarage in Northallerton

Suzi Cambell from the appeal’s office, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to Audrey and all her family and friends for their support. We hope she had a very happy birthday and enjoyed the celebrations. We much appreciate her giving up her birthday treats to help us.”