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New MRI scanner opens thanks to fundraisers

New MRI scanner opens thanks to fundraisers

A new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner is now up and running at the Friarage Hospital – thanks to the phenomenal support of the people of North Yorkshire. This month, the radiology team scanned their first patients on the diagnostic equipment which, when fully operational, will treat 22 patients a day, seven days a week.

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.

Golfers ‘fined’ for their bunker shots!

Golfers ‘fined’ for their bunker shots!

Golfers at Thirsk and Northallerton Golf Club have been raising money for the MRI Scanner Appeal by being ‘fined’ for their bunker shots, along with other events, and in total this year have raised £2,053.

Home revealed for scanner

Home revealed for scanner

A home has been found for a brand new MRI scanner at The Friarage Hospital, as the final phase of a £2m fundraising campaign for the equipment gathers pace. The potentially lifesaving Magnetic Resonance Imaging (read more)

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

Spring ahead for scanner

Spring ahead for scanner

A special event, ‘Spring Flowers with Adam Prest’ will help boost the Friarage Hospital MRI scanner appeal in its final stage. The entertaining demonstration is being held at Catterick Golf Club on Wednesday 11 May 2016. Guests should arrive for 1.30pm and the demonstration starts at 2pm followed by afternoon tea.

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.

All silent for MRI scanner appeal…

Breckenbrough Horse Trials and Northallerton Shooting and Country Wear are kindly running a silent auction over the next few weeks to raise funds for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal in the run up to Breckenbrough Horse Trials on 9 and 10 April 2016.

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.

Fancy a coffee and ….a chance to win a car?

Fancy a coffee and ….a chance to win a car?

COME along and join us at our coffee morning and help boost the Friarage MRI scanner appeal at the same time. Everyone is welcome to drop in to Northallerton town hall, high street, Northallerton on Wednesday 30 September from 9am to 1.30pm.

Dance away for scanner

Dance away for scanner

Dance Saturday night away at a charity ceilidh for the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal. The fun evening of music and folk dancing is being held on Saturday 14 November 2015 at Chantry Hall, Bedale from 7.30pm to 10.45pm.

Racing ahead for scanner appeal

Racing ahead for scanner appeal

The MRI gold cup cup stakes – racing with a twist The fun event will be held in Great Smeaton Village Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 14 November. Entry tickets are £5 per head and includes pie and pea supper (Taylors of Darlo). Bring your own drinks. Contact Jane orDave 01609 881607 for tickets.

It’s a classic for scanner

It’s a classic for scanner

Yorkshire Classic Car Club’s annual open event – The Dales Trail – is supporting the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal this year. Open to anyone with an interest in classic cars of any make, model or condition and all MG owners, the club’s annual classic and sports car rally is on Sunday 20 September 2015 starting at 10.30am from Romanby Golf and Country Club, Northallerton.

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)

Musical evening for scanner

Musical evening for scanner

Musical evening Aske Chapel Saturday 19 September, 7pm. A selection of music from pop to classical to rock and roll also Marske Village Choir. Tickets £7 adults, concession £6.  Family ticket (2 adults, 2 children) (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.

Fundraising is in the soul

Fundraising is in the soul

The next Northern Soul night is being held in the Forum, Bullamoor Road, Northallerton DL6 1LP on Saturday 1 August 2015, 8pm to 1am. Entry is £4 per person on the door.

Coffee time for scanner

Coffee time for scanner

Kind hearted Ethel Langford and her friends are holding a coffee morning to boost the coffers of the Friarage MRI scanner appeal on Friday 7 August from 9.30am to 12noon.

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.

Fundraising evening for scanner

Fundraising evening for scanner

Michael and Sue Pearson invite you to an evening with country singer/comedian Brian Gibson at Kirk House, Romanby, DL7 8JS in the Broadacres community room on Thursday 28 May, 7pm till 10pm. Refreshments included and raffle.

Spring raffle for scanner

Spring raffle for scanner

The fast response integrated care team are having a spring raffle to help the Friarage MRI scanner appeal – their charity of the year. Tickets at £2 each will be drawn on Friday 29 May (read more)

Fancy a coffee and ….a pie?

Fancy a coffee and ….a pie?

Come along and join us at our coffee morning and help boost the Friarage MRI scanner appeal at the same time.
Everyone is welcome to drop in to Northallerton town hall, high street, Northallerton on Wednesday 29 April from 9am to 2pm.

Coffee time for scanner

Coffee time for scanner

Coffee time for scanner… the fast response integrated care team – who operate across Hambleton and Richmondshire – are supporting the Friarage MRI scanner appeal as their charity of the year. Come and join them for a coffee morning on Saturday 25 April from 10am to12 noon in Kirkby Fleetham Village Hall.

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.

In the red for scanner appeal

In the red for scanner appeal

A DINNER dance is being held at the Golden Lion Hotel on Friday 13 March 2015 in aid of the Friarage Hospital magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner appeal and the Hydro Duck appeal which is raising funds to refurbish the hydrotherapy pool at The Dales School in Northallerton.

Fast response to scanner appeal

Fast response to scanner appeal

The fast response and integrated service team – who operate across Hambleton and Richmondshire have chosen to support the Friarage MRI scanner appeal as their charity of the year.

Wrapping it up for the scanner

Wrapping it up for the scanner

Barkers, on Northallerton High Street, is combining Christmas cheer with charity fund-raising They are offering customers a free gift-wrapping service when they hold their Christmas Shopping Party on November 27 and in return they will be asking for donations for the £2m appeal for an MRI scanner at the town’s Friarage Hospital.

Sheila’s close shave for scanner

Sheila’s close shave for scanner

INTREPID Sheila Hansen – healthcare assistant outpatients department at the Friarage showed how determined she is to raise funds for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal by having her head shaved.

Get clued up for the scanner

Get clued up for the scanner

The Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffalos, Alverton north lodge 2274, is holding a charity quiz night on Saturday 22 November 2014 for the Friarage Hospital MRI scanner appeal.

Have a laugh for scanner appeal

Have a laugh for scanner appeal

The Round Table Northallerton and district are holding a charity comedy night at Northallerton Town Hall, High Street on Friday 17 October 2014 with all proceeds to the Friarage MRI scanner appeal. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm start.

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).

Tick tock for scanner appeal

Tick tock for scanner appeal

A special exhibition of Northallerton clocks – believed to be the first in the North east and significant in the world of clocks – will benefit the Friarage MRI scanner appeal. Northallerton Clock Exhibition will (read more)

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)

Walk for wards

Walk for wards

Come and join us on Saturday 23 August at Preston Park in Eaglescliffe from 9.30am for a fun filled day with your family. Don something purple along with your walking boots or just come along (read more)

Fundraising is in the soul

Fundraising is in the soul

People flock from all over the country to enjoy Northern Soul events at the Friarage Hospital – the only venue in the North east that plays oldies exclusively.

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.

Musical Mikado for scanner

Musical Mikado for scanner

Leyburn Gilbert and Sullivan Society is presenting a concert version of ‘The Mikado’ on Saturday 17 May 2014. The performance is being held at Bedale Hall and all money raised will support the Friarage MRI scanner appeal.

Coffee time for scanner

Coffee time for scanner

Fancy  a coffee and a chat? Come along to a special coffee morning to raise money for the Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal. Everyone is welcome to drop in to Middleton Tyas village hall on (read more)

Get clued up for the scanner

Get clued up for the scanner

A charity quiz night is being held at Northallerton Bowling Club, South Parade, Northallerton on Friday 11 April for the Friarage MRI scanner appeal.

Raffle winners delight

Raffle winners delight

Thank you to everyone who supported the Friarage MRi scanner appeal by buying a raffle ticket.  A fantastic £780.66 was raised for the appeal.  All prize winner have been contacted and the lucky winners are: (read more)

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)

Give a collection tin a home

Give a collection tin a home

Want to join the growing number of people helping the Friarage MRI scanner appeal with a collection tin in their shop, premises or workplace? Contact the appeals office at the Friarage Hospital on 01609 764936. A (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)

It’s a raffle for the scanner

It’s a raffle for the scanner

A christmas raffle aimed at boosting the Friarage Hospital MRI scanner fundraising campaign is now open for entries. There are plenty of reasons to take part in the raffle that brings more smiles this Christmas (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