Wheels in motion for the scanner

FOF donation Inner Wheel August 2015The 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.

The Friends of the Friarage Hospital are working in partnership with South Tees Hospitals Charity to raise £2million for an MRI scanner – an essential piece of medical equipment used to investigate almost any part of the body – at the Friarage Hospital.

The money was raised at an afternoon tea held at the president’s home last summer, coffee mornings and various fundraising activities throughout the year.

Dr Upendra Somasundram, said: “A MRI scanner for the Friarage will have huge benefits for people living in and around Northallerton.  I would like to say a big thank you to all the club members and everyone who helped to raise the money for supporting our appeal.”