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Beaconsfield Rotary’s Online Charity Auction 2018 in Aid of Scannappeal

After the success of their first online auction in 2017, the Rotary Club of Beaconsfield is organising a second auction to take place this autumn in aid of ‘Scannappeal’ and ‘Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity’.

The items to be 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 car or a box for a performance at the Royal Albert Hall.

This is a fun auction to get involved with, whether as a donor or bidder all one needs to do is register online, read the Ts & Cs and away you go. In return for donations, the donor has advertising exposure for their business. Donors may prefer a Rotary administrator to enter their donations onto the site. This can be done by contacting Nikki or Chris below or by the link online.

The auction is now open to donations and bidding starts on 29 October and will end throughout the day on 8th December 2018. Those bidding in this auction will be informed if or when they are outbid and be invited to bid again up to the time the auction closes. As items can be added at any time to the end of the auction, and as bidding progresses it’s worth following on the site or social media.

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We Are Hiring

Join the Scannappeal Family.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Fundraising and Events Officer.

If you would like to join a hardworking and enthusiastic team, helping to make a genuine difference to the lives of people within the local community, then we would love to hear from you.

Job Information:-

Fundraising and Events Officer

Join the Scannappeal Team – be part of an enthusiastic charity team who help to make a genuine difference to the lives of people within the local community.

Location: Amersham, Buckinghamshire

Status: Permanent – Part-time – 21-28 hours per week

(Flexibility is required to attend weekend and evening events)

Salary: £24,000-£27,000 per annum pro-rata

Closing date: Friday 7th September 2018, 5.00pm

  • Benefits include 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays per annum pro-rata.
  • This role will be based at Amersham Hospital.
  • A car and current UK driving licence are essential.
  • You will be required to move and lift items required for fundraising activities.


Scannappeal is a registered charity which raises funds for advanced medical equipment.  The equipment funded either allows a step change in an existing service or provides a new service to be introduced for hospitals and community health services within the Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.  Since Scannappeal launched in 1987, over £14m has been raised for many different pieces of life saving equipment, in every department of the hospitals we support.  Every 10 minutes a patient in our local area is diagnosed or treated with equipment funded by Scannappeal.


Working with the overall goal of increasing charity profile/funds the role of Fundraising and Events Officer is responsible for initiating and managing small and large scale fundraising events from start to finish. The calendar of events currently includes high profile events such as Golf Days, Balls, Film Screenings and involvement in smaller community/local events which generate income to further the charities objectives to maximise the impact we can achieve within the local community. As a member of a small team you

Key Responsibilities

  • Research, plan and implement a variety of events.
  • Work with colleagues to develop existing and new events including preparing event plans and literature, promotion, liaison with venues, catering, entertainment, health & Safety and organising volunteer help.
  • Maximise marketing, press and PR opportunities linked to events.
  • Promote fundraising opportunities and events to new and existing supporters.
  • Work with a large team of volunteers that support the events programme.
  • Respond to donor enquiries and provide personalised information on the work of Scannappeal when requested.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proven events and/or fundraising experience.
  • Experience of working with a volunteer network.
  • Proven experience of identifying opportunities, planning new fundraising activities, supporter development and fundraising events.
  • Experience of cultivating and growing supporters through community and event programs.
  • Experience of marketing fundraising activities through a range of different channels.
  • Excellent IT skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Confident database skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Financial awareness.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Proven team working skills and ability to work autonomously.
  • Caring and empathetic approach.

To register your interest please email a copy of your up to date CV with a covering letter to karen.shardlow@nhs.net

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted w/c 10th September 2018, with interviews taking place on Wednesday 26th September 2018.

Golfers help restore vision for local patients

Dave Grolimund, 2017 men’s captain at Weston Turville Golf Club, visited the Opthalmology department at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to present £1,670.91 for our Eye See Appeal.

Dave met with Consultant Ophthalmic Surgeon, Mr Larry Benjamin, and visited the operating theatres to see some of the equipment we have already purchased. The fundraising done by Dave and club members was used to purchase one of the handpieces needed for a specialist microscope used for cataract surgery.

Our thanks to Weston Turville Golf Club for all their support over the last year which will help restore and improve vision for 4,000 local patients a year.

Christmas Gift Wrappers Needed

This year Scannappel have managed to secure its first ever Christmas Gift Wrapping Service space at The Eden Shopping Centre in High Wycombe (Full Details Below). We are looking for volunteers who can wrap and would like to get involved at this festive fun event. If you are interested please contact info.scannappeal@buckshealthcare.nhs.uk or call 01494 734161 to express your interest.

  • Date: Running from Mon 18th Dec – Sat 23rd Dec
  • Time: 10am – 5pm (except Thurs 21st finishes at 7pm)
  • Duration: Individuals can volunteer as much or as little time as they choose
  • Location: Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe (indoor location)

Quiz Night A Huge Success

Another sell out event saw 20 tables of intrepid Quizzers raise over £2200 for Scannappeal’s Eye See Appeal at the second of our twice yearly Scannappeal Quiz Nights at Hazlemere Golf Club on Friday 10 November. Ashes to Ashes won the coveted Scanna trophy with 86.5 points,  The ‘Centurians’ were the runners up with 85 points and ‘Team Brian’ relinquished their previous top place and claimed third place with 82 points. Team Dorito’s claimed the wooden spoons with 64 points.









Scannappeal would like to thank the hospitality team at Hazlemere Golf Club for their support on the night and a delicious fish/chicken & chip supper .

Win 2 Tickets To An Audience With Tom Kerridge

Scannappeal Competition Time!

Win two tickets to our upcoming event, An Audience with Tom Kerridge. The evening consists of an intimate interview with our Patron Tom Kerridge followed by a chance for the audience to ask their burning questions and gain top tips. All you have to do is visit our Facebook page Post:- https://www.facebook.com/Scannappeal/photos/a.138151619596669.36285.127441490667682/1469835239761627/?type=3&theater

LIKE the post and ANSWER the following question:-
In which year did Tom Kerridge become a Patron for Scannappeal? The winner will be picked at random – Good Luck!

T&Cs: Closing date Monday 16th October 2017 at 11.59pm. A winner will be chosen at random & notified by Facebook message on Wednesday 18th October. UK entrants only and you need to be over 18 years old to take part. Only one entry per person. Need to be free on the date of the event and tickets not transferable to any other Scannappeal event. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

Urology 30 Challenge


As Scannappeal marks it 30th Anniversary, the  ‘The Urology Team’ are planning to undertake a 30 mile sponsored walk along the Ridgeway Path on the 1st October. The aim being to encourage donations to support the current Scannappeal Urology Appeal.

The Cancer Fighting Fund is aiming raise £130,000 for a  revolutionary 3D laparoscopic (keyhole surgery) system to treat patients with prostate, kidney and bladder cancers as well as other urological conditions.

The team is made up of consultants, doctors, specialist nurses and administrative staff including Scannappeal’s Deputy Chairman, Jonathon Greenland, Consultant Urologist.

Donations can be made via www.justgiving.com/fundraising/urology-30 or by contacting Scannappeal on 01494 734161.


Thank You To The High Wycombe Mayor 2016/17

Representatives from Scannappeal and Wycombe Homeless Connection recently attended a cheque presentation at the District Council Offices with the 2016/17 Wycombe Mayor, Zia Ahmed.  Both charities kindly received a cheque for over £8,500 each from the money raised during Zia Ahmed’s year as High Wycombe Mayor.

During the year the Mayor and his incredible committee organised a series of events including family fun days, curry nights, quiz nights, charity dinners and the Mayors Ball.  The committee worked tirelessly to plan the events and ensure that the most amount of money could be raised to benefit his two chosen charities.

Scannappeal Trustee, Susie Weisz, said: “Mayor Zia Ahmed chose to support Scannappeal’s Cancer Fighting Fund which is raising £130,000 to purchase a piece of state of the art equipment for Wycombe Hospital that will treat patients with prostate, kidney and bladder cancers.  We are so grateful to Zia, all the committee and to the local community for supporting the events and making his fundraising year such a success”.

Patrons Thank You To Long Standing Donors

Some of Scannappeal’s longstanding supporters were entertained at Pipers, near Great Missenden, at a private event last week hosted by William Baxter CBE, Chairman of Scannappeal.  Guests were able to look around the house and gardens and heard a talk about its history.  Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher, who is a Patron of Scannappeal, explained the difference that regular givers had made to the charity’s work and clinicians from the cardiology, gastroenterology and paediatric orthopaedic departments demonstrated some of the equipment that Scannappeal has funded in recent years.  Entertainment was provided by Allsorts saxophone quartet and the event raised nearly £1,500.

Sir Henry Aubrey Fletcher, Patron, proposes a toast to the next 30 years of Scannappeal.



Jo Hicks, Paediatric Orthopaedic consultant, demonstrates a scanner for babies.

James Maggs, Consultant Gastroenterologist, demonstrates the Fibroscan machine to test liver function.

Volunteer’s Week Meet Marion

It’s Volunteers Week meet Marion one of our marvelous volunteers.

1) How long have you volunteered for Scannappeal?

15 Years

2) Why did you first get involved with Scannappeal?

I have volunteered most of my life and when I heard of Scannappeal I was delighted to find that it was supporting hospitals as both my husband and I were in the medical profession.

 3) Tell us about your role?

I work in the office mainly on the database and any other jobs that need doing.

 4) What do you like most about the role you do?

I feel that I am really contributing to an excellent charity. I also enjoy the company of the lovely staff.

5) Can you tell us about the most memorable thing that’s happened to you whilst volunteering?

The love and support that the staff showed to be when Michael my husband died 19 months ago.

 6) What contribution or achievement are you most proud of?

Completing a mammoth task for a member of staff to do with Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

 7) What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Be true to yourself and care for others.

8) What might someone be surprised to know about you?

I once delivered a baby in a taxi!

9) In one sentence why should people volunteer their time to support Scannappeal?

Every patient needs a reliable diagnosis and Scannappeal helps to provide it.

10) Finally if you could go anywhere and do anything with no limit on time or money, where would you go, what would you do?

I would take my son and daughter and their families to Borneo to see the orangutans and amazing wildlife.