Scanner appeal surpasses £40k

Tameside Hospital's appeal to raise £1m for a new state-of-the-art CT scanner has soared past £40,000 already.

Groups and organisations across the region have pledged to raise funds for the new scanner.

While more businesses and schools are now on board selling the Jigsaw badges on behalf of the appeal.

Droylsden Knitting group, the Young at Heart community group who meet at Ashton’s Broadoak centre, and the Wednesday Welcome group who meet at St John’s Church in Ashton are just some of the latest organisations to rally round to help raise funds. 

While today (Thursday) the Hospital’s Clinical Coding Department will be holding a Valentine’s Extravaganza with some amazing prizes. 

The whole team have organised a raffle with more than 50 amazing prizes, including a chance to win a box at Manchester City, two tickets to see Lancashire at Old Trafford, return flights to any European destination and the star prize of £2,500 off a Jet2 holiday. Plus they will be hosting a cake sale, in Astley House from 10am this morning.

And the fantastic Mandy’s Angels fundraising team - established in memory of Mandy Turner who spearheaded the first £1m scanner appeal for the hospital 30 years ago - are now up and fundraising. 

They are looking forward to their 80s night event at Denton Labour Club at the end of this month, which is already a sell out.  

Head of Fundraising for Tameside and  Glossop’s Scanner Appeal, Angie Wild, said: “The total raised stands at £40,103 which is a fantastic amount in a short time. Thanks a million to everyone for supporting our appeal and I’m sure with some major fundraisers taking place this month that we will soon be on our way to hitting £50,000.”

If you would like to support the appeal with a fundraising idea or would like the jigsaw pin badges to sell, contact Angie for details by emailing her at angie.wild@tgh.nhs.uk

You can also donate at the JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/tangscanner

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