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Local boost to Northallerton hospital's scanner appeal
3:54pm Tuesday 22nd October 2013 in News
BUILDING society workers have been on the fundraising path for their local hospital.
Staff at Darlington Building Society’s Northallerton branch took part in a number of fundraising activities to raise money for the Friarage’s MRI scanner appeal.
The Northallerton hospital serves a rural population of 122,000 people however it does not have an MRI scanning facility available to patients – who have to go to Middlesbrough or elsewhere for scans.
And the branch’s customer sales assistant Samantha Talbot organised a number of fundraising activities, including cake sales and contests to name-the-bear and guess the weight of the sweets in a jar, which brought more than £200.
District manager Sheena Hunter said: “Darlington Building Society is dedicated to looking after local interests and I’m really proud of the efforts of the staff to raise money for the new MRI Scanner.
“The Friarage is a vital local facility and a new MRI scanner will make it so much easier for patients to receive the specialist care they need.
“Samantha did a really good job organising the different fundraising activities and our customers were extremely supportive, as always.”
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