Sherwood Court residents show ‘extra care’ and give back to Pinderfields Hospital by fundraising for MY MRI Appeal | News

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Sherwood Court residents show ‘extra care’ and give back to Pinderfields Hospital by fundraising for MY MRI Appeal


In a heartwarming display of community spirit, the residents of Sherwood Court extra care housing scheme have joined together to play bingo, host coffee mornings and run raffles in order to contribute to MY MRI Appeal, Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust's most significant fundraising initiative to date. The groups collective effort has demonstrated the power of unity within the local population and have also brought the appeal closer to its fundraising goal.

MY MRI Appeal is a fundraising project to develop a radiology diagnostic suite at Pinderfields Hospital, which will house a state-of-the-art 3.0 Tesla MRI Machine. This essential medical technology will significantly enhance diagnostic capabilities, leading to improved patient care and outcomes across the region. The appeal, which relies heavily on community support, has found a dedicated group of advocates in the residents of Sherwood Court.

Dean Whitaker, who has lived at Sherwood Court for two years, said:

  “We have just been absolutely ecstatic about how everyone has got together to make this wonderful thing happen.

  “Being able to give back to a great cause like Pinderfields Hospital, which everybody here at Sherwood Court uses, has been very humbling for us all.”

  Sherwood Court is one of Yorkshire Housing’s extra care schemes in Wakefield for over 60's. Staff from MY Hospitals Charity, the NHS Charity that support MYTT recently visited residents to thank them for their efforts and £1,200 donation.

  Keith Ramsay, chair of the Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust and MY Hospitals Charity, said:

  “On behalf of MY Hospitals Charity and colleagues at Mid Yorkshire Teaching NHS Trust I extend a heartfelt thank you to everyone at Sherwood Court who raised funds for MY MRI Appeal.

  “The public phase of the appeal relies on the tenacity of individuals who generously support our ambitious target which will improve care and clinical outcomes for our patients, by developing a diagnostic suite at Pinderfields Hospital.

  “The appeal is our biggest fundraiser to date and we are immensely grateful for the support from the community who have embodied the selfless meaning of charity and have contributed to the betterment of our local population.”

  The £6 million development at Pinderfields Hospital will see a new diagnostic suite created, including the installation of a state-of-the-art MRI scanner. The project is funded by Trust budget allocations, a grant from NHS England and donations from the local community.

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