If the Daisy Appeal is about one thing and one thing only, it’s about saving local lives – keeping our loved ones with us longer.

The following video explains how we will create the radio tracers in the Molecular Imaging Research Centre for use in PET – CT scanning, for cancer, heart disease and dementia. The animation was created by Imperial College London.

It’s about giving them faster, more accurate, diagnosis to three of the region’s biggest killers – cancer, heart disease, and dementia. With cures still a long way off, early diagnosis still gives us the best chance of survival.

It’s hard to think of a family that has not been affected by either cancer, heart disease, or dementia – and that’s why the Daisy Appeal is such an important local charity: because it will benefit everyone.

Since it was established in 2000, the Daisy Appeal has raised £12.5m to fund cutting-edge research and state-of-the-art equipment and facilities.

We built an £8m research centre, which opened in 2008, and in July we opened the £4.5m Jack Brignall PET-CT Scanning Centre. Both are on the Castle Hill Hospital site.

We now want to build an £8.2m radiochemistry and cyclotron unit so we can produce our own radioactive tracers. This will also allow us to scan patients with certain heart and neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s.

We have the opportunity to save many lives in East Yorkshire and North East Lincolnshire.
There are many ways you can make a difference, including …

Plan a fundraising event from marathons to fashion shows, cakes sales to parachute jumps, plan your own personal adventure and help raise money.
We are always on the lookout for people to collect money for us in local supermarkets. If you have a few hours spare, get in touch.
If all that seems a bit too much trouble then why not simply make a donation?