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Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal – Scan Shetland Can!

Over 600 patients from Shetland travel to Aberdeen or Glasgow for MRI scans each year. An MRI scan is used to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of conditions and the number of patients who need them is steadily increasing. There can be delays in getting an MRI scan due to bad weather, transport delays and other logistical problems. There is also the challenge...

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Total raised
£47,650.63

Target
£2,000,000.00

2%

Donations accepted until 31-03-2021

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Shetland MRI Scanner Appeal – Scan Shetland Can!

Over 600 patients from Shetland travel to Aberdeen or Glasgow for MRI scans each year. An MRI scan is used to diagnose and monitor a wide variety of conditions and the number of patients who need them is steadily increasing.

There can be delays in getting an MRI scan due to bad weather, transport delays and other logistical problems. There is also the challenge of making the journey itself, which can involve time off work, and impact on family life and child care at an already difficult time.  

With these issues in mind, the Shetland Health Board Endowment Fund aims to raise £2 million so that a MRI Scanner can be located at the Gilbert Bain Hospital through a combination of grant funding applications and a public fundraising campaign.

This would bring quicker access to diagnostic tests and reduce unnecessary patient travel, stress and inconvenience. The savings in patient travel will be put towards staffing and other running costs of the MRI Scanner in the future so NHS Shetland will then pay for the ongoing running costs of the scanner.

Further details at www.shetlandmriscannerappeal.com

If there is any community that can do it, Shetland Can!

We hope to raise £2m with your help and support. However if the appeal does not reach the target it is proposed funds raised to go to General Endowment Fund to buy equipment. If you would prefer your donation back please e-mail shet-hb.charityfund@nhs.net to register your wish. Appeal is for purchase and installation of a fully functioning MRI Scanner in Lerwick plus initial staff training and operating expenses. NHS Shetland is committed to fund the on-going running costs.

Event date

05-July-2018 - 
31-March-2021

Event type

Variety of Initiatives to raise £2m

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Event Contact

Key contact
Carol Campbell
Telephone
01595743310
Email address
info@shetlandmriscannerappeal.com

Activity log

Money raised by Jake, Archie and Brodie by selling cakes and fancies, they’d made, to family and friends.
Donation by Aimee Reid
on 17/12/2018
£ 103.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
Funds raised from Legion gig on 14th Dec for Council staff.
Donation by Emma, Lesley & Claire, SIC.
on 17/12/2018
£ 963.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
I am very pleased to be able to donate to an excellent good cause and good luck to your efforts to achieve the required sum.
Donation by MIKE NADIN
on 15/12/2018
£ 100.00
£ 25.00 gift aid
What a worthy appeal
Donation by The Birds
on 15/12/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
What a lovely thing to do. Happy birthday xx
Helen Robinson donated to John Robinson
on 15/12/2018
£ 40.00
£ 10.00 gift aid
John Robinson donated to John Robinson
on 14/12/2018
The Babies born in Shetland in 2018 had a christmas party and the money left over was donated. Good luck
Donation by Marie manson
on 13/12/2018
£ 60.00
£ 0.00 gift aid
The Grains Family donated to John Robinson
on 13/12/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Liam Flaws donated to John Robinson
on 13/12/2018
£ 20.00
£ 5.00 gift aid
Good Luck with the success of a much needed appeal, from Neil Forsyth, Stamford, Lincolnshire, a keen follower of Shetland Webcams & Beatcroft Social, Island Medics & almost anything connected with Shetland.
Donation by Neil Forsyth
on 13/12/2018
£ 50.00
£ 0.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Direct donations:(online) £19,059.00
Direct donations:(offline) £28,191.63
Donations to fundraisers:
(online)
£200.00
Donations to fundraisers:
(offline)
£200.00
Total Raised: £47,650.63
Total Raised
with gift aid:
£50,256.13

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