Thousands raised for new CT scanner at DGH

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More than £6,500 has been raised towards a new state-of-the-art scanner for Eastbourne DGH,

The money was raised at an eving of musical entertainment at Highwoods Golf Club in Bexhill. A cheque was recently presented to the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital, which is raising money for a new CT scanner.

A magnificent £6,650 was raised at the event.

With the largest stroke unit in the country, the acquisition of this scanner is another step in creating an advanced technological centre of excellence for the treatment of stroke and cancer in Eastbourne and is vital for our commitment to patient care and treatment at the DGH.

Following surgery for a rare form of cancer and specialist care, Lisa Harrison was inspired to help others and to raise funds.

Organisers are very grateful to the remarkable number of donors and people who turned up to support the charity event at the golf club.

There were and range of prizes and donations for a charity auction at the event.

Tessa Richardson, one of the organisers, said, “There were some astonishing bids, including £400 for a bottle of whiskey and more than £500 for a meal cooked by Mr Rimington, the surgeon involved from EDGH.

“Special thanks go to Phase Electrical for sponsoring The Chandeliers, a fabulous local band which had everyone up and dancing as well as to the staff and members of Highwoods Golf Club.

“Thank you too to the following volunteers; Robin Lloyd as the Master of Ceremonies, Neil Simon The Romantic Tenor who serenaded diners and to Robert Marchant of Clive Emson, Property and Estates Auctioneers.”

For more information on the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital and their fundraising visit www.friendsdgh.org.uk

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