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Funding advanced medical equipment for local patients


Charity Number: 296291


NEW £350,000 Appeal Smarter technology to create sharper images is at the heart of our new Appeal. Our latest fundraising Appeal will support the integrated Breast Unit for Buckinghmashire and the surrounding area to fund exciting 3D technology, transforming diagnosis and treatment for local patients with early breast cancer.

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The Breast Biopsy Appeal will fully equip a dedicated biopsy suite with 3D mammography technology. Targeted 3D mammography system biopsies will be carried out quicker with pinpoint accuracy, for the new breast biopsy suite. significantly reducing the time patients need to wait from diagnosis to treatment. In addition, this cutting edge equipment will help in diagnosing very small cancers at an early stage, improving prognosis. The integrated Breast Unit is a state of the art one stop service where 30,000 patients a year are supported through breast screening and symptomatic care provided by expert clinicians. This £350,000 Appeal is for a 3D mammography machine and a range of associated biopsy equipment ranging from £1,500 - £35,000, with individual items available for sponsorship. The names of those supporters who have made special donations, or organised fundraising activities and ‘gone the extra mile’, will be publicly recognised in the Unit.

Please support this new Appeal, with your help we can save lives.

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Pledges secured towards this appeal total £75,000

if 1,000 donors gave £25

it would complete the first £100,000 needed for the Breast Biopsy Appeal DONATE VIA


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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 - £25,000.

HELPING PATIENTS LIKE JANET Last year, we installed a C Arm fluoroscope in the gastroenterology department at Stoke Mandeville hospital which provides quicker detection and diagnosis of digestive tract problems, immediate precise treatments and faster relief of symptoms. This is the story of one patient who has been helped by your support:

‘Janet was admitted to hospital as an emergency with abdominal pain due to acute pancreatitis. An ultrasound scan showed that she had gallstones. An ERCP (endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatogram) was performed in the endoscopy unit using C-Arm x-ray guidance. The doctor was able to guide a wire through an endoscope and inject dye through a specialised catheter. Using x-ray imaging, he identified a stone in the bile duct that was causing her pancreatitis, made a cut and removed the stone by trawling it out using a balloon catheter. Following the procedure Janet’s pain settled and she went home 24 hours later.’ PAGE 2

Improving and extending jaundice testing for babies Our current project is for portable specialist jaundice meters for non-invasive screening of new born babies. These babies could be at risk of brain damage such as cerebral palsy, learning difficulties and hearing problems if this is not diagnosed quickly. Providing six meters will also extend the service into the community enabling care closer to home for women and their families. Once purchased, 4,500 tests on babies will be carried out each year giving dependable results in seconds and saving mothers multiple trips to hospital in the first 14 days of a baby’s life. Each meter costs £3,800 and, if desired, any donations can be allocated to the community midwife team of your choice.

Dave Morris from Amersham Lodge presents £1,840 to Allison Simms (matron) and Julie Fasth (community midwife), for the Sunflower team of community midwives that cover the Amersham area.

Take part in an online auction to help our youngest patients! You can help by making a bid in the Beaconsfield Rotary Club’s online charity auction. Bidding starts on 29 October until 8 December and items being auctioned are a mixture of goods, services and vouchers generously donated by businesses in Beaconsfield and the surrounding area. Anything is possible with items ranging from a bottle of wine to an A Class Mercedes or a box for a performance at the Royal Albert Hall. Visit and place your bid!

Cancer detecting cameras purchased

Dr Cristina Rodriguez, consultant dermatologist, demonstrating one of the new cameras to Richard Stevenson from Princes Risborough Rotary Club and Mike Rainford from Great Missenden Rotary Club.

We have completed our project to purchase three dermoscopic cameras, one for each hospital. This will enable a new non-invasive technique to be used which helps identify early signs of skin cancer, not usually visible to the naked eye. Donors to this project visited Amersham hospital in September to see the equipment and hear more about the difference this is making to patients referred to the Dermatology department.




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The words above are shown as they may appear to someone with impaired vision. You can help make things clearer by supporting our Appeal to raise the final £55,000 to purchase a phacoemulsification machine for cataract surgery. Larry Benjamin, consultant ophthalmic surgeon, is pictured with one of the latest specialist machines that Scannappeal has funded, bringing the total to four. Every year over 4,500 patients living in our local community suffering with cataracts, bleeding inside the eye, macular degeneration and detached retinas, will benefit from this equipment that you have helped us to purchase. ‘Thank you to all those who have helped us raise funds including Marsworth Steam and Classic Vehicle Rally, Risborough & District Model Railway Club and the Aylesbury Scrabble Tournament’.

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The All Heart Appeal for two latest generation scanners to diagnose heart disease is nearing conclusion. Since the first scanner was installed at Amersham hospital earlier this year, over 700 patients have been scanned using this 3D imaging technology. Patients across Buckinghamshire and the surrounding area will benefit even further when we have raised the final £30,000 needed for a second scanner for Wycombe hospital. This has the added benefit of Polarvision, allowing a 3D reconstruction of the beating heart to be projected in front of the surgical team. Our thanks to David and Millie Messum who hosted a private event for donors at Lord’s Wood, raising £6,500 for the All Heart Appeal. Visitors were able to look around the beautiful gardens and sculptures, Messum’s studio, part of the Lutyens style house and see demonstrations of some of the equipment purchased by Scannappeal. Pictured are Countess Howe, Patron, with Phil Robertson, Trustee, at the cardiac demonstration in the drawing room of Lord’s Wood.

Make your special occasion mean even more by asking for donations instead of gifts. If you are planning a big celebration, such as a wedding, anniversary, birthday or another special occasion, a donation in lieu of gifts will make a lasting difference to our work. It’s easy to do by setting up a Just Giving page or we can provide collection boxes for you to use on the day for guests to make a donation. Guests can also choose to Gift Aid their donation, meaning that every pound they donate is increased by 25%. Congratulations to Brenda and Vic Hall who recently celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary by asking for donations to be made to Scannappeal.


Do you belong to a local golf club? Are you a member of a local Rotary Club, WI or social club? Or maybe you have children or grandchildren at local schools? A nomination of Scannappeal as ‘Charity of the Year’ would help us raise awareness of our work and enable us to raise further funds to benefit local hospitals.


Giving a gift in memory of someone’s life has great meaning. Many people choose to donate to Scannappeal in lieu of flowers at the funeral of a loved one. This is easily organised with the help of a funeral director or by contacting us directly. PAGE 3

Make It Regular! Some of our donors opt to support Scannappeal through a standing order, which helps us plan our future fundraising for your local hospitals. Supporter Rachel Dineley shares her very personal reason for giving: I first started donating on a monthly basis many years ago. The charity appealed to me because it is local, clearly well run and is doing wonderful work to support and promote excellence in healthcare, in a very inclusive manner. I particularly like the way Scannappeal shares news and involves the community. My husband, Steve, and I much appreciated the terrific care and support I received when I was diagnosed with breast cancer and attended Wycombe hospital, nearly 8 years ago. In a funny sort of way it felt like an amazing return on our ‘investment’. It is great to think of the many benefits that Scannappeal has brought to so many people over the years.

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Rachel Dineley and husband Steve Taylor

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You can choose how much you would like to give, and which clinical area to support, for any length of time. Whatever you are able to give on a regular basis will make a difference to other local people. Please either complete the enclosed response form or contact Scannappeal on 01494 734161 or email for further information. Scannappeal are delighted to be part of this year’s Big Give – the UK’s biggest online matched funding platform. The Christmas Challenge goes live for seven days from 12 noon on Tuesday 27 November until 12 noon on Tuesday 4 December. This year we are aiming to secure £6,000 in donations and matched funding to go towards a 3D breast biopsy guidance system for the 3D Breast Biopsy Appeal.

You can double your donations, whilst matched funds last, by going to and searching for Scannappeal. PAGE 4

Meet The Supporters The Roland Callingham Foundation (operators of Bekonscot)

Misbourne Matins Rotary Club

Rectory Homes

How long has your organisation supported Scannappeal? Why does your organisation choose to support Scannappeal and what do you see as the benefits of doing so?

How does your organisation raise funds for charitable giving?

What is your organisation most proud of helping Scannappeal achieve?

‘Since 1998.’







‘Since 2010.’

Help from other local businesses Businesses, large and small, are showing their charitable side by making a commitment to support Scannappeal. From team fundraising challenges, payroll giving, prizes for raffles and auctions through to direct sponsorship of an event. There are many easy and fun ways to work together.

‘Since 2015.’

Our thanks for recent support to: ‘We support this amazing charity as we can clearly see the results. You don’t have to look far to know or meet someone who has directly benefited from Scannappeal. The need has never been greater for our hospitals to have the latest cutting edge technology to help them help us’.

‘As a local attraction that has been an integral part of Beaconsfield for nearly 90 years, Bekonscot has welcomed generations of families from across the Buckinghamshire region. Through our charitable giving we aim to repay the support we receive from these visitors by sharing our profits with charities that benefit our community and the people of Buckinghamshire.’

‘Many members have experienced hospital investigations and are aware of the importance that state of the art equipment makes to diagnosis and timely treatment of so many conditions. We therefore wanted to help fund different types of equipment to help improve members’ and patients’ lives’.

‘Since 1929, Bekonscot has donated all of its profits to charity. To date, more than £6m has been donated to national and predominantly local charities and good causes. Donations are made through our parent charity, The Roland Callingham Foundation, named after the founder of Bekonscot Model Village.’

‘Our Rotary Club supports ‘We allocate a percentage of Scannappeal by fundraising. our profits for putting back We do this through sponsored into the local community.’ golf days, street collections at Christmas, and by supporting the many excellent events Scannappeal put on throughout the year.’

‘We are privileged to have Scannappeal working tirelessly on our behalf in Buckinghamshire and as another local organisation we are proud to play a small part in helping them to provide invaluable healthcare support to our community.’

‘We are really proud to have raised many thousands of pounds. This has been achieved by having fun and we look forward to many more successful events, and a continued close association with Scannappeal.’

White Oak Finance, Beaconsfield

Sponsored the cycle tops for our group of 30 cyclists taking on the London to Amsterdam Cycle Challenge.

Oakman Inns

Made a donation in recognition of staff who supported a colleague who fell ill at The Beech House, Amersham. ‘We helped to complete the Dermatology small project by fully funding one of the three cameras needed to improve detection of skin cancer.’

If the business you work for would like to find out more about supporting Scannappeal, please contact Karen Shardlow on 01494 734161 or by email

Amersham College

Students and staff volunteered their time and experience to help run two successful events at Pinewood Studios.


Thank You

Cycle Challenge raises an incredible £71k In April, a group of 30 cyclists set off from the London Olympic Park to take on an ambitious challenge of reaching Amsterdam within 48 hours and raising £30k in aid of Scannappeal. The group, which included charity Trustees William Baxter, Andrew Harman and Giles Cunnick, cycled a total of 330kms and were understandably euphoric on arrival to learn they had smashed their target with over £45,000 pledged. With further donations added, the final amount raised has now reached an incredible £71,000. Our thanks go to everyone who generously donated to the challenge and to event sponsors White Oak Finance, GLL, Hologic, Wild Training, Oakman Inns and Pacific Marketing Hub.

Phil and Wendy Robertson took on the wet and windy challenge of Prudential Ride London, cycling 100 Huge well done to Teresa Watkins who ran the London miles and raising a fantastic £4,425. Marathon raising over £1,800.

Jack Turner swam 1 mile for his Scout personal challenge silver badge and raised £210.

The 2018 Scanna Skydive Team took a leap of faith to raise over £4,000. Look out for news of our 2019 skydive.

Special guests were treated to a display of classic cars at ‘JohnBoy’s Paddock Day’ raising £2,008.

17 teams enjoyed a glorious day at Buckinghamshire Golf Club for our annual Golf Day raising £20,000. Thanks to our main sponsors, Bunzl Catering Supplies.

Summertime Swing was a sellout success raising £2,600. Our brand new Seasonal Swing takes place on Saturday 17 November – see the back page for more details.

Golfers at the Rotary Club of Amersham’s Chiltern Charity Golf Classic. The Club are aiming to raise £4,000 for the Urology Department during 2018.

Glorious Gardens Thanks to the owners of our 2018 Open Gardens collection who shared their beautiful gardens and collectively raised over £8,000. Elaine & Alan Ford, Magnolia House; John & Sue Stewart, The Plough; The Carrington Family, Bledlow Manor; Roger & Veronica Aylward, Angling Springs; Liz & Rick Holroyd, One Day Farm; The Barnett Family, Towersey Manor and Jennie Roberts, The Chinnery.


Runners at this year’s Big Half Marathon raised over £2,000.

l Asda Cressex raised £200 l Vinci Facilities enjoyed England World Cup success by organising match day sweepstakes to raise £542 l Billy & The Bonquas 29th event for Scannappeal ‘Elvis-The King Remembered’ raised £2,025 l Yvonne Brandon’s coffee morning raised £300 l Brill Tractor Club raised £808 l Alison Harvey’s Jewellery Party raised £158 l The Heath Singers raised £600 l Waitrose Amersham raised £220 l

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Easy Ways To Support Donating to Scannappeal has never been easier, with options to donate on the go and whilst shopping. By text: With Just Text Giving, you can donate on the go. Why not swap your take away coffee for a donation or set up a virtual fine box in the office? To donate text Scan01 followed by the amount you wish to donate (£1/£5/£10) and send to 70070. Facebook: Love social media? Then why not try Facebook Donate. You can easily add a button to your Facebook profile allowing friends, family and colleagues to make donations to mark a special celebration or in support of your Scannappeal fundraising challenge. You can be sure of lots of ‘likes’ and hopefully donations too. Amazon: Shopping has become even more charitable since the introduction of Amazon Smile. By logging into your usual account via every purchase you make will benefit Scannappeal without you paying a penny more.

Knitwear Success When is a book not a book? When it’s been beautifully ‘Hand knitted with love’ by Scannappeal volunteers. Hand knitted items are for sale in our Amersham hospital bookshop and have been seen on our recent pop-up stalls at Bucks Show and Kop Hill Climb. The generosity of knitters is not just helping to raise funds, but now with embroidered labels each item is helping to spread awareness of Scannappeal across the world with a baby hat recently being sent to America. If you have a passion for knitting or hand crafts please do get in touch. We have patterns to share and can connect you with other local crafters to enable you to turn a hobby into a way of helping others. Please contact Anne Rodgers on 01494 734161 or if you would like to know more or if you can donate wool for our knitters.

Our Greatest Show During May, we welcomed over 1,200 people to the beautiful gardens at Pinewood Studios to enjoy a very special presentation of The Greatest Showman. With live music courtesy of Bucks, Berks and Oxon Big Band and circus themed entertainment from students of Amersham College, it really was the greatest show on earth! Had a fantastic night. Such a lovely atmosphere in a lovely area. Volunteers were fab. Thank u for ‘The Greatest Show’. Brilliant ☺☺

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Over £2,000 raised in our bookshops every month

What our patients say. . . ‘I wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the equipment provided by Scannappeal.’

‘Following the removal of a growth on my bladder, this donation is to commemorate the fact that you have given me, to date, twelve more good years of life.’

‘My husband had blood tests, an ECG and an MRI scan. The results and diagnosis were quickly available. We left the hospital four hours later, amazed and thankful for the exceptional service we had received. We could not have had better treatment.’

Huge thanks to the team at Pinewood Studios PAGE 7

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Keeping in touch Please remember to ‘say YES to Scannappeal’ wherever you see our Scannappeal tick on donation forms, our website and event booking flyers. Saying ‘yes’ is the simplest way to ensure we keep you informed in a way that is best for you. Scannappeal is committed to keeping your data safe. We respect your right to privacy and will never sell or pass on your personal data to any third parties. Find out more by reading our Privacy Policy privacy-policy You can request at any time not to be contacted further by the charity by emailing

Win a limited edition Brompton Barbour bike Luxury English brand Barbour has collaborated with Brompton, makers of the world famous folding bikes, to create a M6L model retailing at £1350, with a brown Brooks B17 saddle. The main frame and extremities are finished in Gloss Barbour green and includes a Barbour Tarras bag retailing at £150. Raffle tickets for the bike are £1 each and can be purchased from the Scannappeal office or online at, Prize draw closes on Friday 14 December 2018 Draw takes place on Monday 17 December 2018

We have recently become members of the Fundraising Regulator and adhere to their Code of Fundraising Practice. Supporters and donors are at the centre of all we do; by working together we are able to continue our support of local hospitals. Scannappeal is committed to fundraising in an honest and transparent way, and we want supporters to be assured every donation they make will be used to make a lasting difference.

SCANNAPPEAL CONTACT US ONLINE Administration Office T: 01494 734161 Amersham Hospital E: Amersham Bucks HP7 0JD 10/18

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Scannappeal Autumn/Winter 2018 Supporter Newsletter  

Scannappeal fundraise to provide state of the art medical equipment for hospitals in Buckinghamshire.

Scannappeal Autumn/Winter 2018 Supporter Newsletter  

Scannappeal fundraise to provide state of the art medical equipment for hospitals in Buckinghamshire.