WIVES of Stourport Rotary Club members have shown how ‘wheel-y’ charitable they are by giving £1,000 to the Shuttle-backed Scanner Appeal.
The Inner Wheel Club group raised the cash during its charity concert and decided to boost the scanner appeal, which is being run by the Kidderminster Hospitals League of Friends, after reading about it in The Shuttle.
Kidderminster Hospital is upgrading its CT (computed tomography) scanner and the appeal wants to raise £65,000 for computer software to enable more accurate diagnosis and another £60,000 to cover the cost of building work.
More than 100 people attended the concert at the Stourport Working Men’s Club, which was organised by club president Marion Bedford.
She said: “Some time last year I lost the focus in my left eye and they were really, really good to me at Kidderminster Hospital. Then another one of our members had a problem with her eyes and another suffered a severe stroke and was admitted there for a number of weeks.
“We said at first we would support the stroke ward or the eye department but as soon as I started reading about the Scanner Appeal I asked the girls what they thought about donating the money to the appeal and they all said they thought it was a great idea. I’m really pleased with how much we raised.”
The group’s generous donation means that more than £9,000 has now been raised for the appeal so far.
The League of Friends wants to hear from anyone planning to hold an event for the cause.
They have gift aid sponsorship forms available to pick up from their Swan Centre store and The Shuttle offices in Blackwell Street, Kidderminster.
People can also make a donation to the appeal by contacting the League of Friends on01562 67653.
Alternatively, cheques, made payable to Kidderminster Hospitals League of Friends, can be sent to Cadisha Brown, The Shuttle, 6 Towers Buildings, Blackwell Street, Kidderminster, DY10 2DY.