Five Stars Appeal - Charity/Celebrity Fundraising Events

Five Stars Appeal - Charity/Celebrity Fundraising Events from Fivestars Scanner Appeal Children's Charity

By: Fivestars Scanner Appeal Children's Charity  18/03/2009
Keywords: charity, fundraising, cancer

   Our current project is named the Five Stars Scanner Appeal and aims to raise £1M for a new MRI scanner.  The existing scanner was provided by ourselves 10 years ago under the appeal name of The Bryan Robson Scanner Appeal.  Technology has since moved on and the new scanners are less frightening for the children.  The new equipment will cut the time of a standard scan from 45 minutes to 15 minutes and will aid doctors in diagnosing cancer and cancer related illnesses more quickly, enabling them to provide early treatment that will ultimately save children’s lives.  

We have five celebrity Ambassadors fronting our Appeal – Max Beesley, Chris Bisson, Ryan Giggs OBE, Will Mellor and Samia Smith.  They each host a large fundraising event each year in addition to attending many others.  They are helped by lots of other celebrity Patrons who are enthusiastic and willing to lend their support.  They are generous with their time but also help us to keep the message fresh and in the public eye.  Some of these Patrons are Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Take That and Her Majesty’s Royal Marines to name a few.    

Every year nearly 200,000 children suffering from cancer and other serious illnesses in the North West and beyond receive treatment at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.  For thirty years this charity has been raising funds and providing the hospital with essential equipment and refurbishments.  To ensure that the children receive the best possible care it is vital that the hospital has access to the latest technology.    

Danielle Proudfoot became the Five Stars Scanner Appeal’s sixth ‘Little Star’ helping our other Ambassadors and providing the link between the charity and the hospital.  She was treated at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital for over two years and in 2006 lost her brave fight against cancer.  Her legacy lives on and she will continue to be our inspiration.   To date we have raised over £700,000 and so we need to raise in the region of £3000,000 to hit our £1million target by May 2009.  

We have the skills and we have the support of a great many people but we need all the help we can find to reach the target sum and help make life better for many thousands of children and young people now and in the future.  With your help, we can make it happen.  

Keywords: cancer, Celebrity Charity Events, charity, Charity Golf Events, Chirldrens Charity, Chris Bisson, fundraising, Manchester United FC, Max Beesley, New Childrens Hospital Manchester, Ryan Giggs, Will Mellor,

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