Mark of support for the scanner appeal

M&S partner launch photo April 2014 Friarage scannerMarks 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.

Enthusiastic workers at M&S in Northallerton are planning a series of fundraising events including bucket collections, cake stalls, car boot sales and staff will also be taking part in local fundraising events such as runs and other personal challenges as part of their campaign.

The Friarage Hospital scanner appeal was the overwhelming favourite chosen by the store’s staff by far and they are hoping to raise £2,000 over the next year to 31 March 2015, to help the appeal.

MRI scanners are used to diagnose a wide range of health conditions. A scanner for the Friarage will be a valuable resource for medical teams and a welcome addition to the diagnostic services currently available at the Northallerton hospital.

Pauline Bennison, customer assistant said: “M&S pride themselves on being part of the local community and the staff were keen to support such a local and worthwhile cause.”

Suzi Campbell from South Tees Hospitals Charity said: “We are delighted Northallerton’s Marks and Spencer store has chosen us as their charity partner.

“We know with the generous support of staff and customers the scanner appeal will benefit. We are sure our partnership will be a great success and are very grateful for their support.”