Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity, based in Crewe, Cheshire have recently launched an appeal to raise £1 million for an additional MRI scanner at Leighton Hospital, and in support of this, are hosting a ‘Skeleton Shuffle’ event on the 24th October at 6pm, which will involve walking from South Cheshire College to Crewe Alex Football Club, and back again.
The decision to procure and install an additional MRI scanner was taken due to the limited MRI scanning capacity, with 30 patients a day being scanned between 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. The need to address the shortfall in capacity is essential in order to continue to deliver first-class healthcare and help save more lives within Cheshire and the surrounding areas.
To help raise awareness and money for the MRI Scanner Appeal, members of the public and corporate businesses are being offered the chance to participate in the walk, which is being supported by several businesses including RedShift Radio in Crewe, Bare Bones Marketing in Middlewich, Car Loan 4U, South Cheshire College and Crewe Alexandra Football Club.
Laura Riddle, Charity Manager comments:
“Hosting the first ever ‘Skeleton Shuffle’ event in Crewe will be a great community event and it will be fantastic to see local businesses supporting the MRI Scanner Appeal. The night will be good fun for both the public and corporate sponsors and we’re hoping children and adults alike will come in their best skeleton fancy dress.
Successfully funding the £1 million target and procuring the additional MRI scanner will provide a number of benefits to patients, staff and the Trust. The new scanner could help save more lives than ever as well as generally improving the patient experience. Tickets can be purchased from our website, and we’re asking participants to raise sponsorship for taking part. There are still corporate sponsorship packages available and businesses can enter teams as well!”
The ‘Skeleton Shuffle’ event is open to everyone and tickets are priced at £15 for Adults and £7.50 for children. There are various different packages available as well as team packages, including a number of goodies such as T-Shirts, glow sticks and torches, along with several different corporate packages for businesses who would like to sponsor the event.
To purchase tickets go to www.skeletonshuffle.co.uk.
For group bookings of more than 4 people, business team entry or corporate sponsorship, please contact Laura Riddle on 01270 273248.