Students in Channon House at Queen’s College have given a welcome boost to the Love Musgrove campaign.
They raised £434.40 by canvassing businesses for raffle prize donations and then raffling two hampers during the week of the Senior School play, ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ before Christmas.
They have now presented the proceeds to Love Musgrove – the £1-million appeal to provide an MRI scanner at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton which has so far raised £756,000 towards its target.
The campaign’s Head of Fundraising, Zoe Steer, said: “A huge thank-you to Queen’s College for their continued support of the appeal. Their donations are bringing Musgrove Park closer to raising the target of £1-million
“The new scanner will provide much-needed capacity to continue to offer the best possible support to patients who need it the most such as those who may have breast cancer, neurological conditions, cardiac problems, tumours, spinal injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.
“Without it, patients with serious illnesses may face a longer wait before diagnosis or have to travel to other parts of the country.”
Channon Houseparent, Mr Andy Clark, added: “It was fantastic to see first-hand the generosity of local businesses in supporting the students with their charity work.
“There was a great sense of community and feeling that this was a very worthy cause to support.”