Charitable trust donates half a million to MRI appeal

The Shetland Charitable Trust has donated £500,000 to the Shetland MRI Scanner appeal.

The payment was agreed unanimously by trustees at a special meeting held on Thursday, and will help the appeal towards its fundraising target of £1.65 million.

Announcing the grant approval, trust chairman Dr Andrew Cooper said: “The community in Shetland
has shown clearly its support for this good cause so its very pleasing that the trust is able to provide
a helping hand.

“We hope that being able to diagnose treatable illness quickly and without patients having to leave the islands will be a real improvement here.”

The scanner appeal was launched in July 2018, and has so far raised over £810,000.

The donation from the charitable trust will take the appeal to around £1.3 million.


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  • Peter Hamilton

    • August 14th, 2020 12:03

    Whilst this will be welcomed by many, SCT still needs to work with the people of Shetland, whose money it is, to determine their priorities. There needs to be a transparent and ethical disbursement policy. There needs to be a mechanism to include the voices of those dependant on the foodbank, and receiving support from Women’s Aid etc. Without engaging with people in genuine need Shetland’s Charitable Trust will remain a paternal and remote charity that structurally limits its ability to meet laudible goals.


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