Biking means business at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, as Allied Health Professionals compete against each other to raise donations for top of the range equipment that will improve patients care.
Healthcare professionals have helped reach a vital steppingstone in funds raised towards a state-of-the-art 3 Tesla MRI scanner for Pinderfields Hospital radiology department with an exercise bike challenge that got heart’s racing.
The fundraising event was part of the National Allied Health Professions awareness day, which saw eight riders gather in Pinderfields Hospital atrium to compete against each other to score the greatest number of miles in under three minutes.
Members of the Wakefield Trinity Ladies Rugby Team also showed up on the day to support the cause, participating in the challenge with the team mascot ‘Daddy Cool’ cheering everyone on.
William Moore, Foundation Media and Commercial Executive who leads on fundraising activities for Wakefield Trinity said:
“It was a pleasure for Wakefield Trinity Community Foundation to use our brand as club to support on such a worthwhile cause.
“From being around the fundraising activities on Friday, it was excellent to see everyone pulled together to raise an incredible amount of funds. Hopefully, we can work closely on similar activities in the future.”
In the months since the appeal was launched, colleagues from the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust have done a remarkable job with fundraising efforts such as taking part in the Great North Run, bake sales, tombola and the charity bike rides.
Donations raised for the Trust will go towards the MRI Scanner which will play a crucial role in the management of patients, particularly those with cancer, heart disease, and strokes by showing advanced imaging which is essential for scanning emergency and trauma patients.
Speaking on this achievement Andrew Hodge, Director of Allied Health Professionals at the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust said:
“It has been a pleasure watching Allied Health Professionals from across the Trust come together to play a part in fundraising for the new radiology suite at Pinderfields Hospital. I am so proud of those who challenged themselves to push beyond their comfort zones and physical limits to raise funds to give our patients experiencing difficulties the best possible care.
“We know this scanner will improve the journey for our patients journey when visiting the Trust for treatment, as we have seen with the recent success of the new scanners in our other hospital sites of Dewsbury and Pontefract.
“We are so grateful to all who made these efforts worthwhile and contributed to our cause helping this become a reality.”
MY Hospitals Charity welcomes further donations which can be used towards this equipment to improve the care and experience across our Trust.
For more information please visit: www.myhospitalscharity.org