A ball in support of the charity appeal to bring new MRI
scanners to Darlington Memorial and Bishop Auckland Hospitals is
being held at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, on Friday 17
Tickets are £65 each and tables seat ten. The evening
starts with a drinks reception at 7.00pm, followed by a four course
meal and three complementary bottles of wine per table. A
full evening of entertainment includes live music from X Factor
finalist, Keira Weathers and a disco till 1.00 am.
Charity manager at County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation
Trust, Pat Chambers, says, "I'm delighted that we've already sold
most tickets but we still have a limited number of seats available,
it would be wonderful if businesses and the community can help us
make our first Charity Ball a sell-out. It's a chance to get
dressed up and have fun, enjoy some great networking and meet
friends old and new - all for a great cause. It's timely for an
early Christmas get together too!"
"An MRI scanner is one of the most expensive pieces of equipment
hospitals purchase but tremendous advances in technology over
recent years mean they can be enormously helpful in diagnosing
cancer, heart conditions, strokes and many other health
issues. Scans can also give doctors information that
previously required the patient to undergo surgery or another
invasive procedure as part of the investigation of their
symptoms. Crucially, MRI scanners don't use radiation, unlike
x-rays so offer a safer route for patients, particularly
"Many of us will need an MRI scan at some point, or have a close
relative or friend who will benefit from one, and the ball is a
fantastic chance to support the appeal and have a great night.
We're extremely grateful to Maguires Country Parks for sponsoring
this, our first, Charity Ball."
To find out more, or buy tickets, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring
There are lots of ways you can donate to the appeal including
via the County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust Charity
'justgiving' website at: https://www.justgiving.com/cddft
or send a cheque to: Cashiers, Darlington Memorial Hospital,
Hollyhurst Road, Darlington, DL3 6HX. Please make cheques payable
to: Co Durham & Darlington NHS FT Charity.
Published 7 November 2018
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