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It’s a Wrap! Charity gift wrapping service is a hit.

During the final days before Christmas Scannappeal helped wrap hundreds of gifts for shoppers at the Eden Shopping Centre in High Wycombe. Shoppers brought gifts of all shapes and sizes to Scannappeal volunteers who joyfully wrapped items including gift sets, electrical items, toys of all shapes and sizes, as well as beautiful items of jewellery through to the more obscure choices which in some cases presented a challenge to wrap.

The wrapping sservice was a huge success with nearly £1000 raised; individuals were incredibly generous with the service being greatly received. Many shoppers commented what a fantastic service Scannappeal were providing.

Scannappeal would like to thank everyone who supported them with this new venture including the Eden Shopping Centre, Simon Elvin, Waterstones, Tesco’s, Metro Bank based in Eden and Nationwide Bank Beaconsfield. Also a huge thank you to the amazing volunteers who gave up their time and worked extremely hard to provide a special service to shoppers.


Christmas Gift Wrapping Service

We are helping to take the pressure off Christmas by offering a gift wrapping service at The Eden Shopping Centre, High Wycombe.

From Wednesday 20th December volunteers and staff will be on hand to wrap presents in exchange for a charitable donation, meaning you can arrive home with presents ready to put under the tree! We are hoping the service will be well used and see it as a great opportunity to offer some help to local shoppers during the busy festive season. Huge thanks to The Eden Shopping centre for supporting our Christmas venture.

The stall will be based outside BHS next to Boots and is open Wednesday 20th December through to Saturday 23rd December 10am – 5pm, except Thursday where opening hours are 10am – 7pm.

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.

Volunteer’s Week Meet James

It’s Volunteers Week meet James one of our terrific volunteers.

1) How long have you volunteered for Scannappeal?

Between 20 and 30 years years.

2) Why did you first get involved with Scannappeal?

I worked at Verco Office Furniture (Sands) Director, Vere asked me if I would help (volunteer) so I joined happily.

3) Tell us about your role?

Mainly my role is collection from the public, i.e. street collections or supermarkets. Occasional other duties.

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

The most important thing is meeting people, with a smile for everyone!!

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

When I have been collecting in High Wycombe on the High Street a gentleman gave me a large bag of coins; it was from his children’s money boxes. The bank refused to cash it, so he donated it to me!

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

I am most proud of my determination to regain my fitness (health) after my cancer operation in 2011. I had the all clear last August!

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

When I was a young man (18 years old) an older foreman said to me, ‘You work a third of your life, so enjoy it’. He also told me, ‘it costs nothing to smile, so be happy always’.

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

During my early years (5-12 yrs) I lived in Richardson St. High Wycombe with my Mum, Dad and Grandfather, also in our yard (shed as well) two African monkeys and a horse!

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

This charity provides new equipment for our local hospitals, for everyone to benefit!

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?

a) Take my four grandchildren and one great granddaughter (18 mths) Scarlett, to Disney World Florida.

b) A trip for me to Hong Kong where I spent 20 months national service. RAPC 1959-61