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Scanner appeal reaches target

A Glasgow Herald campaign to buy a hospital scanner has broken the £120,000 target.

The newspaper has been backing the appeal to raise money toward the cost of an endoscopic scanner for use oesophageal cancer – cancer of the gullet.

Only two scanners of this kind are in Edinburgh and the campaign aims to raise the money to buy a scanner for Gartnavel General Hospital in Glasgow.

The campaign has been running for a year and organisers have said the coverage in The Herald had helped to raise the extra £10,000 needed to reach the target amount.

Appeal treasurer Joanne Milmine said: “We’ve had donations from £10 to £4,000 in response to last month’s article in The Herald.

“We are hoping to be able to support somebody in research with the money still coming in.”

Oesophageal cancer is known as the ABC1 cancer because of the disproportionate number of middle-aged, middle-class men it kills and is the fastest growing type of cancer in Scotland.

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