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Providing advanced medical equipment for local patients


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‘The greatest wealth is health’ Virgil

Help us mark 30 years of providing life-saving and life-changing equipment to help thousands of local patients. If you, or someone you know, has benefitted from our work during that time, please make a donation or organise your own fundraising to mark this special year of working for the whole community.







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Appeals U Digital & 3D Breast Screening Appeal Our £500,000 Appeal is for digital breast screening equipment to substantially improve the early diagnosis of breast cancer. Over 50,000 local women have been screened with digital mammography machines we have already purchased. The final stage is to fund digital tomosynthesis software to produce 3-D images which can differentiate between cancerous and non-cancerous lumps. This technology has been used elsewhere and is proven to increase cancer detection rates by 15%. Our thanks to the organisers of the annual PACE walk in High Wycombe who raised £1,000 towards the final £60,000 needed to complete this Appeal.

Eye See Appeal

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This Appeal for £265,000 is for five state of the art machines to radically improve surgery on the eyes, helping restore and improve vision.

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Our Eye See Appeal received a significant boost when Roger and Jean Jefcoate visited the ophthalmology department to donate £7,000 from their family charitable trust. Mr Larry Benjamin, consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “This very generous donation will be used for equipment to remove cataracts and repair retinal problems. We operate on around 4,500 patients with cataracts a year and the numbers are rising due to an ageing population. These new machines will keep us at the cutting edge for years to come, making operations much safer and more efficient.”

This £130,000 Appeal is for a 3D theatre system to treat patients with prostate, kidney and bladder cancers, and other urological conditions. Providing this advanced equipment will allow surgeons to improve the precision of laparoscopic surgery, some of which require the dissection and reconstruction of the urinary system. Once purchased, Buckinghamshire will be one of the first counties to have this specialist urological equipment.

Thanks to Roger and Jean, and events such Through events and donations, such as £2,500 from the as the Black Tie event at Tyringham Hall, £85,000 has been Gerrards Cross & Chalfont St Peter Rotary Club, we have raised so far and the first piece of equipment has been reached the half way stage of this Appeal. ordered.

The Power of 30: £30 from you will help make a difference Help us celebrate our 30th anniversary by making a donation to improve diagnosis or treatment for today and for future generations who live in the area.

s Update All Heart Appeal This Appeal is for two latest generation scanners to diagnose and evaluate all types of heart disease. This advanced cardiovascular imaging system uses non-invasive ultrasound to generate detailed, real time, 4D moving images of the heart. One of the scanners comes with unique Polarvision which allows a 3D reconstruction of the beating heart to be projected in front of the surgeon and his team. To date, £35,000 has been raised for this £185,000 project which started six months ago. In February the Wycombe Hospital Cardiology unit, Stoke Mandeville Hospital Stroke Unit and the 1st Halton Scout Group took part in our All Heart Day. They raised over £600 by wearing red for the day, hosting a raffle and the cardiology team offered free blood pressure and ECG tests. Thank you to all who took part!

Small Projects Programme Our Small Projects Programme runs alongside our public Appeals, for the purchase of smaller items of equipment in different clinical areas. This funding typically ranges from £5,000 to £25,000. One of our current projects is for three pocket-sized cardiology scanners which use ultrasound technology to give a fast and first look into the heart. These non-invasive scanners assess cardiac function, wherever and whenever needed. Small and lightweight, they can be carried straight to the point of care, with a battery capacity which provides over one hour of scanning on a single charge. One of these has been kindly supported by the Kop Hill Climb. Beverley Trevitt said: “The work of Scannappeal is vital and Kop Hill is very committed to supporting heath and wellbeing across the local area of Aylesbury. We are delighted to be able to donate £6,000 to enable a quicker and noninvasive diagnosis.”

The Sound Appeal Scannappeal Chairman, William Baxter, and Head of Audiology, Andrew Perriam, hosted The a reception to thank some of the donors and Appeal supporters of the Sound Appeal at Amersham providing advanced diagnostic equipment for hearing problems Hospital in January. We raised £75,000 to purchase a range of advanced diagnostic equipment to substantially improve the audiology service.


Andrew spoke about the difference this has made to audiology patients before he and William unveiled the Recognition Wall, and then guests saw demonstrations of the equipment. We would like to thank everyone who supported this Appeal over the last few years, whether through donations, hosting events, raising sponsorship or volunteering their time.

If 10 people give £30 - £300 would buy 3D glasses and 3D polarization glasses for surgeons to operate with a 3D theatre stack system to treat patients with prostate cancer. If 100 people give £30 - £3,000 would buy a unique 3D Polarvision cardiology monitor which makes it easier to see blockages and plan exactly what is needed for delicate open heart surgery. If 1,000 people give £30 - £30,000 would buy a specialist microscope for cataract surgery to radically improve vision.

Three million people are alre Scannappeal’s story over the last 30 years has featured royalty, celebrities, clinicians, fundraisers and volunteers. Most importantly, hundreds of thousands of patients have benefitted from the life-saving and life-changing equipment that the local community has helped us provide. During that time an estimated three million people have been part of that story, either helping raise funds or as a patient. Since purchasing the original scanner to diagnose and treat cancer, we have equipped a dedicated cancer unit, as well as funding specialist equipment for prostate, breast, bladder, pancreatic, bowel, skin and kidney cancers. Our HeartScan Appeals mean that Amersham, Wycombe and Stoke Mandeville Hospital all have state of the art cardiology scanners, including the first 3D heart scanner in the country. We have purchased specialist equipment for patients needing rehabilitation after a stroke, for babies and children with heart and brain problems and for people with cataracts and those with more complex eye conditions. This is just part of the long shopping list of items that Scannappeal has donated in the last 30 years. Our original fundraising for Wycombe Hospital has now extended to incorporate Amersham and Stoke Mandeville as well as

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already part of our story . . . community healthcare services. 30 major public appeals and 70 other projects have been completed with Scannappeal equipment currently located in every major clinical department. Most people know someone in the area who has benefitted from the equipment we have provided which is now used every 10 minutes by one in four of the local population. Have you been part of the Scannappeal story? Did you volunteer? Were you one of the people who raised money at work? Have you given money to one of our street collectors? Were you on a fundraising committee for an event? Are you a clinician who has raised funds in the hospital? Has your school been part of one of our many fundraising initiatives? Have you taken part in one of our many challenge events such as the annual Midnight Walk or the Stretcher Challenge? This is just a small snapshot of the myriad of activities that have taken place since 1987 and raised over ÂŁ12m. If you have been part of the Scannappeal family in the past 30 years we would love to hear your stories as we mark 30 years of making a real difference to the local community helping save or prolong lives.

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Andy Rogers and the Chiltern Music Academy raised £2,645 for the All Heart Appeal. Andy, a long term supporter and past trustee, of Scannappeal delighted weekend shoppers when the Chiltern Music Academy showed off their talent as they performed an array of seasonal music at Sainsbury’s High Wycombe in the run up to Christmas.

Old Amersham Business Association raised over £1,700 for the Urology Appeal with their Christmas Evening in Old Amersham. Scannappeal’s Principal Patron, Robert Lindsay was on hand to switch on the Old Amersham lights. Thank you to the Business Association and retailers for a fantastic, though chilly, Christmas Evening.

Ashridge Golf Club: Throughout her year as Lady Captain in 2016, Liz Holyroyd organised various fundraising events both at her home and the golf club. She raised an incredible £7,000 for the Cancer Fighting Fund. Derek and Richard Vere held a joint birthday party to celebrate their respective 70th and 30th birthdays. Instead of presents, they asked for donations and raised a magnificent £4,000 for our Urology Appeal.

Great Missenden Parish Council presented a cheque for over £900 to Lisa Trivett, Director of Scannappeal, from The Picnic in the Park event. Our thanks to the Elaine and Alan Ford continued their Prestwood and Great Missenden WI for choosing to series of Strictly Dance events raising support Scannappeal. A lovely day for all! over £1,750 from the night. Dancing to music performed by ‘Sugar and Spice’, Arran Dhanda, one of our couples danced the night away in aid younger supporters, aged 9, of the Cancer Fighting Fund. Keep an raised £250 for our Cancer eye on our website for information on Fighting Fund after his grandfather was diagnosed Strictly Dance ’18. with prostate cancer. Arran, Sweet Charity, the Prestwood charity shop, donated a pupil at The Beacon School, £3,000 to our pocket-sized cardiology scanners project. contacted his local MP Marilyn Humphries, Director of Sweet Charity, said “We and received a House of have raised hundreds of thousands of pounds since Commons champagne bottle we started in 2010 helping many local groups in the signed and donated by the Prime Minister, Theresa May. Prestwood area. By supporting Scannappeal’s work to He also received a bottle of House of Commons Merlot provide innovative lifesaving equipment, this will benefit signed by local MP, Cheryl Gillan. Thank you Arran. many people with heart disease from our community.’”

Are you a member of a local organisation? Do you work at a local company? Are you celebrating a special anniversary in 2017? Please consider supporting Scannappeal during your celebrations or by having a collection box at your event/office. Please email

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Starting our 2017 events off with famous former rugby player, Mike Tindall, definitely got us in the mood for celebrating the big 3-0. Over 200 guests were treated to stories about Tindall’s illustrious rugby career, some of which had the In November Scannappeal chairman, William Baxter, audience crying with hosted his Pop Up Restaurant in Gerrards Cross. 140 laughter. He also made guests enjoyed a French themed evening and raised a quick mention of how a magnifique £19,700 for the All Heart Appeal. Special lovely Christmas is in the ‘big house’. The evening raised thanks to Adam Nossek, Emilie Gwilt and all of the over £2,000, including the proceeds from an auction of team from Baxter Storey alongside our front of house his sporting memrobilia! volunteers. Merci à tous!

Seasonal Cheer Although Christmas is a distant dream we reflect on a wonderful festive season of events. The Christmas celebrations started with Buble, Baubles & Bubbles at The Pomeroy. Guests enjoyed local Michael Buble tribute artist, Tom Cary, along with a festive menu. Thank you to all those who attended!

Musicathon The second Musicathon drew January to a soundly end. The event in Wing saw 250 musicians including an opera singer, guitarist, handbell ringers and musicians as young as nine, performing over 12 hours. The event raised £4,000 for the Eye See Appeal at Stoke Mandeville hospital. Thank you to all involved including Jill and Jim Neenan, Scannappeal Trustee, Roy Collis, and all the performers, organisers and volunteers.

Our annual Christmas Concert was supported by Andy Rogers with The Chiltern Music Academy Concert Band and Ruth Murphy. Concert goers enjoyed performances by St Mary’s C of E Primary School, The Concert Band and soloist, Megan Cave, and raised £2,200 for the All Heart Appeal. We rounded up 2016 and celebrated ten years of film screenings by returning to Pinewood Studios. Ms Bridget Jones entertained the audience with her third film whilst raising a ‘big knickers’ amount of £2,300.

Events are a great way to raise funds for Scannappeal. Last year over 100 events were organised by our supporters. Please consider hosting an event for us, such as an open garden, coffee and cake morning or cocktail night. Please email

Events Diary THURSDAY 1 JUNE – Film Screening Doors open 6.30pm. National Film and Television School e drink. Tickets £20 in advance includes a welcom

TUESDAY 11 APRIL Open Garden: Lowndes Avenue 11am to 2pm. 56 Lowndes Avenue, Chesham, HP5 2HJ £6 Tickets £5 in advance from Scannappeal, on the door.

WEDNESDAY 7 JUNE - Golf Day The Buckinghamshire Golf Club, UB9 5PG ry £600. 4 Ball Stableford Competition. Team ent


SATURDAY 22 APRIL - Frugal Fashio 10am to 1pm. Amersham Free Church, Woodside Road, Amersham, HP6 6AJ Tickets £1 on the door.

TUESDAY 13 JUNE Group Open Garden – Penn Penn 2pm to 5pm. Three beautiful gardens in to all Tickets £5 in advance includes entrance three gardens.

SUNDAY 7 MAY - Winston Church ill’s Toy Shop 2pm to 4pm. Chartridge Lane, Chesha m HP5 2TU Tickets £15 in advance includes tea and cake. SATURDAY 13 MAY Open Garden: Little Paddocks 2pm to 5pm. Little Paddocks, New Roa d, Bourne End, SL8 5BZ Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the doo r. SUNDAY 21 MAY - Scrub Run Book your place in advance with Sca nnappeal. Registration from 10am. Amersham Cric ket Club. Adults (16 and over): £10, Children (Under 16): £5, Under 5s: free .

THURSDAY 15 JUNE Open Garden: Lords Wood 2pm to 5pm. Frieth Road, Marlow Common, SL7 2QS Tickets £5 in advance, £6 on the door. ng SUNDAY 18 JUNE - Summertime Swi Doors open at 5pm, starts 6.30pm. 0RN Amersham Cricket Club, Shardeloes, HP7 of six+ Tickets £15 each or two for £25. Groups co. £12 per head. Includes a glass of Prosec

WEDNESDAY 31 MAY Open Garden: Pipers 2pm to 5pm. The Lee, HP16 9NA Tickets £10 in advance includes a glass of Pimms.

Ball SATURDAY 24 JUNE - Summer Pearl 6.30pm to 1.00am. Crowne Plaza, Gerrards Cross, HP9 2XE Tickets £100 in advance. FRIDAY 30 JUNE Open Garden – Burrow Farm 6LT 6pm to 8pm. Hambleden, Henley, RG9 Tickets £15 in advance includes canapés and a glass of wine.

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