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MRI Play Rocket lands at Derriford Hospital

Plymouth Hospitals Charity is delighted to announce the arrival of a new MRI play rocket at Derriford Hospital. The rocket-shaped mock-MRI machine is designed to ease anxiety for children.

The play scanner allows the child to practice lying still in an MRI- like environment, so when they go through with a real MRI scan they are more likely to complete their scan. This MRI play rocket is one of fewer than 20 available worldwide.

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Plymouth Argyle auction iconic match-worn shirts for Plymouth Hospitals Charity

Group of nurses hold up a Thank You sign

Squad members from the Pilgrims' 2016/17 League Two promotion-winning campaign have auctioned their match-worn shirts in aid of Plymouth Hospitals Charity.

The iconic white away shirt with the green band was recently voted the winner of the 'World Cup of Kits' on the club's official Twitter account - which gave Pilgrims midfielder Antoni Sarcevic an idea.

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Ollie Hall completes his fancy-dress marathon challenge

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Six-year-old Ollie Hall has completed his 30 day marathon challenge for Plymouth Hospitals Charity.

Ollie’s fundraising journey began a few weeks ago when he decided to take some cakes to his friends and teachers who were still at school to cheer them up. After seeing how happy it made them, Ollie wanted to do something else to help others and set a goal of raising £50 for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. With 30 days to go before he turned six on the 8th of June, Ollie wanted to run a mile every day, only taking a break on Sundays, before he ran mile 26 on his sixth birthday.


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Siblings step to success

The honey family

The Honey family have raised thousands of pounds for Plymouth Hospitals Charity by walking over 1000 laps of their home in Cornwall. Madison aged 12, Jayden 10, and Esme Honey, 4, from Trebullet have raised a staggering £2,500 for Plymouth Hospitals Charity.

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Plymouth cancer support centres benefit from generous donation

Cheque donation

The Rotary Club of Yelverton has donated a total of £300 to Plymouth Hospitals Charity. The money raised will be shared equally between the Mustard Tree Cancer Support Centre at Derriford Hospital and the Triangle Centre in Tavistock.

Past president of the Rotary Club, Sandra Dineley-Jones was diagnosed with squamous cell rectal cancer, a rare form of cancer for which she has undergone 6 weeks of daily chemotherapy and radiotherapy and now awaits her prognosis.

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