Northallerton hospital’s MRI scanner appeal boosted by concert

A spring celebration helped raise �1,700 in support of Friarage Hospitals MRI scanner appeal.
A spring celebration helped raise �1,700 in support of Friarage Hospitals MRI scanner appeal.

A spring celebration helped raise £1,700 in support of Friarage Hospital’s MRI scanner appeal.

The Friends of the Friarage and Northallerton Rotary Club presented the Seasonal Singers at the special concert which took place at Northallerton Town Hall.

The concert saw a turnout of 130 people.

The 15-strong group of Teesside singers - who sing for fun and to raise funds for local charities - entertained the audience with popular songs from the 20s to the modern era.

The event was also supported by the Northallerton Mayor, Councillor John Forrest.

As the concert was held on St George’s Day and a few days after the Queen’s 90th birthday, the singers’ repertoire incorporated a few patriotic songs to suit the occasion.

She was interested to hear about the work of the Friends in support of the Friarage Hospital and sent her warm good wishes to the organisers and all who attended the successful and enjoyable event.

Ken Day, leader of the group said: “We heard of the fundraising for the Friarage MRI scanner and wanted to help.

“What better way than with a musical concert commemorating two special occasions.”

Dr Upendra Somasundram, Chairman of the Friends of the Friarage, said: “We all enjoyed a fantastic musical evening and celebration.

“I would like to thank the singers for the fabulous concert and everyone who came along for their support.”